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4 November 2014 R&D

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed Iberdrola's Offshore Managing Director Jonathan Cole as Chairman of its Industry Advisory Group. The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) is made up of senior representation drawn from across the offshore renewables sector, including utilities, manufacturers, supply chain and marine organisations. It provides clear, consistent and representative industry advice […]

23 October 2014 R&D, Technology

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is hosting the Marine Farm Accelerator (MFA) Device Advisory Group today, the organization announced via social media and welcomed its participants.  The aim of the Marine Farm Accelerator programme is to develop technologies that are essential for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy arrays by accelerating their development and enabling future cost savings. ORE Catapult […]

21 October 2014 R&D, Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has identified specific technology innovation challenges for the wave and tidal energy industry, the resolution of which will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy.  Identified via discussions with industry and academia, the challenges are focused around […]

8 October 2014 Grid Connection

The benefits associated with doubling the operating voltage of inter-array systems for large scale wind farms from 33kV to 66kV is widely understood, particularly as the industry strives to lower the costs associated with larger turbines. Despite the obvious benefits, developers currently lack the confidence to fully back the new technology that is required to […]

9 September 2014 Training & Education

As part of a funded programme, ORE Catapult is offering North East based SMEs the opportunity to undertake renewable energy training courses. Working at height is a requirement when carrying out operations and maintenance on wind turbines. The ORE Catapult's 27m high training tower is an open access facility for education and training providers to […]

7 August 2014 Authorities, R&D

Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network has been officially transferred from the Crown Estate to ORE Catapult.  Both parties agreed that ORE Catapult is best placed to continue to grow the content, functionality and value of the website for the industry.  ORE Catapult stated on its website: "We are building a centre of deep technical expertise and […]

11 July 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

ORE Catapult has a requirement for a Consultancy Service Framework to provide technical assistance and support.   The Service will be utilised as and when required, on a call-off basis by ORE Catapult in Glasgow and Blyth relating to all required services, equipment and engineering services associated with offshore (wind, wave and tidal) power projects. Divided into lots […]

2 June 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

RES Offshore has signed an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult for the met mast installed approximately 3 nautical miles off Blyth and close to the location of the proposed nearest shore array of the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project. RES will be delivering scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance and […]

29 May 2014 Business & Finance

Following The Crown Estate's announcement of a competition for the offshore land rights of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will in parallel shortly be launching a process for the sale of the remaining complementary assets, comprising primarily the grid connection, associated onshore land rights and wind data. ORE Catapult […]

3 April 2014 R&D, Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) have today announced that they are merging to form a national champion for the development and cost reduction of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy across the UK. The move will see the world-class research, development, demonstration and testing facilities of Narec […]

25 March 2014

Following the announcement by Siemens and Associated British Ports of their £310m investment in manufacturing facilities on Humberside for offshore wind turbines and blades, Andrew Jamieson, chief executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, said: "This is tremendous news for the offshore renewable energy sector in the UK. As well as securing up to 1000 […]

27 November 2013 R&D, Technology

With an aim to raise awareness of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s existence and to highlight benefits the organisation will bring to the offshore renewables industry, Andrew Jamieson, CEO of Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has wrote the following article: The Technology Strategy Board’s Catapult programme has created seven technology and innovation centres where technical and […]

12 November 2013 Business & Finance, R&D

Cost reduction in offshore renewable energy sector is a major issue to everyone involved in it. Charles Thompson of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has posted an article on this topic. Written by Andrew Jamieson: When I was a trainee engineer coming into the nationalised electricity industry, I worked with experienced professionals, most of […]

6 November 2013 R&D

The effort to drive down costs of offshore renewables has created another strong partnership with an aim to achieve acceptable prices of offshore renewable energy, especially offshore wind. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and The Crown Estate yesterday announced that they signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on programmes aimed […]

31 October 2013

A new collaboration agreement announced today (Thursday Oct 31) will champion small and medium-sized (SME) companies’ ambitions to bring innovation to the energy industry. The agreement will see the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult working closely with the private sector backed Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) to bring new technology to commercial reality in the offshore […]

26 September 2013

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Glasgow-based UK innovation centre established by the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies, today (DATE) announced the appointment of two new members to its senior management team. Chief Executive Andrew Jamieson described the appointments of Chris […]

5 September 2013

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Glasgow-based UK innovation centre established by the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of leading financier Miriam Greenwood OBE DL as a non-executive director. With qualifications as a barrister […]

18 June 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new open-access service offering a series of data sets from the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife, as well as the turbine’s met mast and electrical substation.

26 November 2014 Business & Finance

UK's North East engineering firm OSBIT Power has revealed a 450% growth in turnover for the last year as profits went up from £21,000 to £1.4m. Staff numbers have increased from 19 to 32 and OP has been able to pay off all of the company start-up debts. MD Dr Tony Trapp said: “This is […]

4 December 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

In response to the UK Government's announcement on changes to government renewable energy subsidies, ORE Catapult CEO Andrew Jamieson said: "We welcome the Government's announcement of additional financial support for the development of offshore wind energy generation, in recognition of both the challenges that it faces and the opportunity that it brings. "It is now […]

11 September 2013 Business & Finance

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the Glasgow-based UK innovation centre established to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of four distinguished Non-Executive Directors under the Chairmanship of Colin Hood, former Chief Operating Officer of SSE. Helen Liddell (Rt Hon Baroness Liddell of […]

27 June 2013

The International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) has confirmed that it's first tenant will be the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. The ITREZ hub aims to bring business and academia together to work collaboratively on the development of the offshore renewables sector. The first phase of the project is nearing completion and inovo, the […]

26 June 2013 Grid Connection, R&D

The National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, will manage and deliver two pilot projects on behalf of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, focusing on Offshore Cables, and Performance & Reliability issues. Currently, onshore transmission and distribution networks have operational performance benchmarking systems in place allowing utilities and asset owners to contribute and share performance data. These […]

23 May 2013 Business & Finance

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the Glasgow-based UK innovation centre established to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of four distinguished Non-Executive Directors under the Chairmanship of Colin Hood, former Chief Operating Officer of SSE.   Helen Liddell (Rt Hon Baroness Liddell […]

12 September 2012

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult today announces the appointment of Andrew Jamieson as its Chief Executive Officer. He joins the Catapult from his previous role as Policy & Innovation Director of ScottishPower Renewables. As CEO of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Jamieson will be responsible for delivering the short and long term objectives of the […]

8 August 2012

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has announced the appointment of Colin Hood as Chairman of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre. The new Catapult will focus on technologies applicable to offshore wind, tidal and wave power. Bringing together knowledge, expertise and state of the art facilities to help UK businesses innovate, finding new ways to […]