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22 November 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Great Yarmouth-based ATAM Group has tested its robotic crawler, developed for the inspection of wind turbine blades, on the full-size turbine training tower and along test blades at ORE Catapult’s facilities in Northumberland, which is offered as part of a GBP 50,000 grant awarded to ATAM from the GBP 6 million SCORE Innovation fund.

2 November 2017 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has upgraded its lightning impulse (LI) test capabilities to help offshore wind operators reduce export cable failure rates.

1 November 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

RES has signed an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's offshore met mast situated approximately three nautical miles off Blyth.

20 October 2017 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

ORE Catapult is looking to procure a Power Analyser System to be used in the 15MW wind turbine and 3MW marine drivetrain test facilities in Blyth, which will link into the Grid Emulation System (eGrid) to allow the measurement of current and voltage usage from the eGrid system.

20 September 2017

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult gathered offshore wind farm developers, turbine blade manufacturers and researchers in Blyth this week to address key challenges in the test and certification process for offshore wind turbine blades.

13 September 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Work has begun on a GBP 600,000 refurbishment programme at Blyth’s historic docks, with the removal of a 70-tonne dry-dock gate, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said.

25 August 2017 R&D, Technology

The offshore wind turbines that DONG Energy has challenged the industry to deliver by 2024 could hit the market in the next 5 years, according to Tony Quinn, Operations/ Testing & Validation Director at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, for which Quinn said is ideally positioned to test the next generation machines since it has the world's biggest nacelle testing equipment.

24 August 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced a GBP 920,000 programme to advance offshore wind research in Scotland, based around its Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine.

14 August 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Two out of the five gravity-based foundations (GBFs) for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project have been fitted with a sensor system designed by ORE Catapult, with the first such GBF currently making its way up the River Tyne before being installed at the site.

21 June 2017 R&D

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Bristol have formed the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), a five-year research partnership worth GBP 2.3 million and dedicated to building more efficient offshore wind turbine blades that harness more energy from the wind.

6 June 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will work together to prioritise SPR’s innovation needs for its portfolio of offshore wind projects, and identify the high growth UK companies with the potential solutions to solve these challenges.

10 April 2017 R&D, Technology

GE Energy Power Conversion UK has been awarded a contract by ORE Catapult to design, supply, deliver, install, test and commission a Grid Emulation System including cabling and containment at ORE Catapult's test facility in Blyth, UK.

3 April 2017 R&D, Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is installing a new test rig, designed to simulate the erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on a wind turbine blade during operation, at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

17 March 2017 R&D, Technology

The 88m blade designed and produced for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine has arrived to ORE Catapult's blade test facilities at Blyth, where it will undergo a series of static and fatigue tests as part of a European-funded project.

26 December 2016 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is seeking a contractor that can design, supply, deliver, install, test and commission a Grid Emulation System including cabling and containment at its test facility in Blyth, Northumberland, UK. The research centre is looking to procure a fully containerised Grid Emulation System which will be used in the 15MW wind turbine […]

29 November 2016 R&D, Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will run a competition for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain access to its 7MW Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine to prove and commercialise new sensing technologies. In a programme co-funded with the Scottish Government, ORE Catapult is developing a digital Clone of the Levenmouth Offshore Wind Turbine […]

18 November 2016

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has issued a call for applications to the UK universities as it seeks to appoint a new scientific leader of its Wind and Ocean Conditions Research Team.  ORE Catapult said it is seeking a UK-based university with a strong background in wind and ocean conditions research to work with the […]

5 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

As announced last month, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) have launched innovation challenges in an effort to help companies working in the oil and gas industry diversify into offshore renewables sector as the growing offshore renewables market is set to spend £210bn in the coming decade. The new series of innovation challenges, launched […]

27 September 2016 Business & Finance

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have joined forces to encourage subsea companies to diversify and tap into the opportunities within the offshore wind market. The two organisations will highlight the long-term opportunities the offshore wind industry holds for UK subsea companies, as well as provide advice and […]

19 September 2016 R&D

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is establishing a Wind Blade Research Hub and seeking to collaborate with a UK-based University to accelerate offshore wind turbine blade research and development activities. The Hub is aimed at building a stronger, complementary offering of academic research, innovation, demonstration and representative testing for the offshore renewable energy sector, and […]

29 July 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is creating a digital ‘Clone of the Levenmouth Turbine’ (CLOWT) which will use sensor instrumentation to determine how large megawatt turbines behave and identify cost reduction opportunities through design optimisation. The GBP 450,000 project, with GBP 215,000 funding support from the Scottish Government, will enable ORE Catapult to instrument its Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration […]

28 June 2016

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed Hugh McNeal, the Chief Executive of RenewableUK, as a Non-Executive Director. McNeal was previously a senior civil servant, most recently as Director of Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), and has held a number of other senior roles both in DECC and the Department […]

22 June 2016 Business & Finance

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has appointed Thomas Arensbach, former Head of Offshore Projects UK at Siemens, as Senior Business Development Manager. Arensbach has previously worked at Gamesa, A2Sea, Statkraft UK, UPC Energy Management and Vestas Offshore Wind. Commenting on the new appointment, Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult Chief Executive, said: “Thomas’ extensive, international experience of developing offshore […]

19 May 2016 Operations & Maintenance

RES Offshore has been awarded a one year extension to the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the met mast installed approximately three nautical miles off Blyth. RES will continue to deliver scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance and 24/7 remote operations for the structures, equipment and instrumentation systems […]

21 April 2016 Authorities, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Spain’s Tecnalia have signed a Collaboration Agreement with the aim of developing research and development (R&D) projects to tackle some of the key technology challenges facing the offshore renewable energy sector. The two research centres will collaborate on EU frameworks and share testing and demonstration experience in offshore wind energy […]

18 April 2016 R&D

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult appointed Dame Anne Glover DBE to its Board as a Non-Executive Director today. Following a three year term, Baroness Helen Liddell of Coatdyke PC has stepped down from the Board. A biologist and academic, Dame Anne Glover is Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen, and […]