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  • 24 October 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing a new way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save GBP 1.05 billion across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said.

  • 8 April 2020

    ACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has completed the first test of its new lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s Blade Test Facility in Blyth. This first of two static tests was carried out in three weeks and saw a full-length 13m blade withstand the toughest simulation of […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Equinor, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and NOF Energy are organizing an offshore wind operations and maintenance innovation day at the Port of Blyth in the UK.

  • 26 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    UK’s technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, is looking to contract with a single company or consortium to design, procure, construct and commission a wind turbine bearing test facility at its test and demonstration site in Blyth, Northumberland.

  • 3 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Hull have established a collaboration which will see the launch of an offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence in the Humber region, UK.

  • 5 November 2014

    An innovative Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for use on wind turbine towers has been successfully trialled at ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre using their 27m high wind turbine training tower. Newcastle-based Invisotech, providers of inspection and analytical solutions for high-value assets, has developed and successfully trialled the ROV at a series of field trials […]

  • 31 March 2016

    ORE Catapult delivered the second Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) to the UK Offshore Wind Programme Board this month. According to the report, offshore wind costs are falling fast with 12 of 13 cost indicators on or ahead of target. The industry is confident of driving costs below £100/MWh by 2020 on the back of long-term market […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    A major new collaborative project has been launched between ORE Catapult, wind farm owner/operators, wind turbine manufacturers, and academics at world-leading research institutes.  The Blade Leading Edge Erosion Programme (BLEEP) will coordinate industry wide initiatives to reduce the adverse impact of blade leading edge erosion on the operational performance of offshore wind turbines. The programme […]

  • 25 June 2019
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and the 107-metre long blade will be shipped to ORE Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, UK as part of an advanced technology testing program. The program will focus on enhancing the Haliade-X platform before it enters into serial production in 2021. The Haliade-X nacelle, […]

  • 13 October 2015

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult today released a comment on the intermediate close of the Green Investment Bank’s Offshore Wind Fund. Andrew Jamieson, CEO of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, said: “This is excellent news that reinforces the UK’s primary role in the development of an offshore renewable energy industry that will be a huge economic boon […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Future Energy Engineering Ltd, specialist provider of engineering services to the offshore renewables, subsea and oil & gas industries, has moved to new premises in the Blyth Estuary Renewable Enterprise Zone (BEREZ), Northumberland. The Brunel Building, Blyth, part of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s site,provides a base for the growing company, which has provided consultancy services […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Aerospace technology could help develop a new protection system for offshore wind turbine blades that could eliminate the need for intervention related to rain erosion, a new research suggests. Conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Doncasters Bramah and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES), the Leading Edge for Turbines (LEFT) project suggests that the by stopping the […]

  • 18 February 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has upgraded the adjustable high voltage (HV) reactor at its UKAS accredited HV electrical laboratory, paving the way for an industry shift from 33 kV to 66 kV for future offshore wind inter-array electrical systems. The upgrade to the adjustable HV reactor involved introducing an automated control system and increasing the power […]

  • 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.

  • 18 May 2018
    R&D, Technology

    GyroMetric, a spin-out of the Nottingham Trent University, has developed a turbine drivetrain monitoring technology for application in the offshore wind industry.

  • 31 October 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence to drive forward the development of next-generation offshore wind technologies. The initiative is backed by up to GBP 500,000 funding each from the Scottish Government and the Catapult’s Welsh-based Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE), match […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new research programme aiming to accelerate Chinese offshore wind development with the help of UK companies.

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced it will open a tender in January 2018 seeking a company to set up a wind turbine bearing test facility at its Blyth site in the UK.

  • 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 […]

  • 24 July 2014

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s UKAS accredited High Voltage Electrical Laboratory has taken delivery of a 640kV resonant transformer in collaboration with Doble Engineering. The new partnership gives the HV laboratory, based at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, an enhanced capability enabling testing on bushings, high voltage power cables and other transmission […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and China’s Tus-Wind have officially opened the TUS-ORE Catapult Research Centre (TORC) for offshore wind in China. The GBP 2 million center opened today, 21 March, in Yantai City following a trade mission of 11 UK companies eager to explore offshore wind opportunities. TORC will act as a renewable energy […]

  • 3 April 2016

    Hydrohammer S-4000 Installs First Monopiles The S-4000 Hydrohammer pile-driving system installed its first monopiles at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, IHC IQIP, a business unit of Royal IHC which recently launched the system, reports. Siemens to Buy Adwen as Part of Gamesa Merger? Reportedly, Siemens is likely to buy Adwen, a joint […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Efforts to lower the cost of offshore wind energy have taken a step forward with the SPARTA (System Performance, Availability and Reliability Trend Analysis) project, which will create a database for sharing anonymised offshore wind farm performance and maintenance data. The project was launched today by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, The Crown Estate, […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Bibby HydroMap has conducted a demonstration of DriX, an 8-metre Autonomous Unmanned Survey Vessel (AUSV), at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult facility in Blyth. The key purpose of the demonstration was to showcase DriX being used in the offshore renewables sector to capture essential information at all stages of renewable projects. During the demonstration, two Blyth offshore […]

  • 4 January 2018

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is holding three workshops in the UK in order to inform local companies on how to be involved in projects for the Chinese offshore wind market.