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Unlocking floating wind’s potential to deliver £43bn and 29,000 jobs for the UK economy

15 September 2021   A new vision for the UK’s floating offshore wind sector has been launched today, summarising the industry’s current status, its progress towards commercialisation and the key enabling actions required to maximise the economic opportunity from its continued....

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£3.3m funding success for offshore wind projects to drive forward maritime decarbonisation

15 September 2021   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has successfully won funding for five projects as part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. Fifty-five projects successfully secured....

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Cross-sector approach could see UK become global leader in wind turbine recycling, new study finds

10 September 2021   The wind sector offers a huge opportunity for the UK to become a global leader in wind turbine blade recycling if a cross-industry approach is taken, reports the Energy Transition Alliance, a collaboration between the Net Zero....

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Chancellor visits ORE Catapult’s Levenmouth demo turbine

30 July 2021   The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, has visited ORE Catapult's 7MW Levenmouth demonstration offshore wind turbine off the coast of Fife. The Chancellor witnessed first-hand the impact of the world’s largest and most advanced open access offshore wind....

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FOW CoE publishes programme of work for next two years as tenders open

28 July 2021   The Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) has established a programme of work for the next two years (FY21/22/23). This builds on the work developed and delivered in the first year (public outcomes to be....

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ORE Catapult welcomes launch of UK government’s innovation strategy

22 July 2021   Welcoming the launch of the UK Government’s Innovation Strategy setting out a long-term vision and 10-point plan for delivering innovation-led growth in the UK, Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, said: "The offshore....

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Meet the robot A-team that will be vital to the future of offshore wind and net zero

14 July 2021   One of the UK’s most ambitious robotics projects has proven the concept for robotic teams repairing offshore wind farms. This paves the way for human-robot teams at wind farms within 10 years and wind farms designed for....

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RWE joins ORE Catapult to reduce offshore wind’s carbon footprint

08 July 2021   Offshore wind developer RWE Renewables has joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s new Circular Economy for the Wind Sector joint industry programme (CEWS JIP). RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, is supporting the JIP....

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UK-Taiwanese research partnership to boost offshore wind growth and export opportunities

07 July 2021   The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is partnering with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to support the growth of the Taiwanese offshore wind industry and create export opportunities for UK businesses. In an agreement signed as....

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Offshore wind robotics challenge rewards two more UK innovators

07 June 2021   A further two UK companies have been awarded a major opportunity to develop and demonstrate their innovative robotic solutions with GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Eleven-I and Innvotek have both successfully applied to....

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£1.7m Awarded to North of Tyne Offshore Wind Innovators

03 June 2021   Five companies operating in the North of Tyne region have been selected to showcase their innovative technologies to offshore wind industry giants Equinor and EDF Renewables as part of the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore....

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ORE Catapult powers up with senior industry appointments

01 June 2021   Benj Sykes and Julian Brown to join board of leading innovation centre..

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UK tech pioneers join forces on a robotic solution for wind sector’s ‘millions upon millions’ of bolts

26 May 2021   Two UK innovators have joined forces in a mission to develop a robotic solution for ensuring the integrity of the millions upon millions of bolts that hold wind turbines together, a move that is described as essential....

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Majority of UK offshore workforce to be delivering low carbon energy by 2030

25 May 2021   A new UK Offshore Energy Workforce Transferability Review by Robert Gordon University (RGU) highlights that the offshore energy workforce mix will change significantly in the next 10 years, with roles in decarbonised energies projected to increase from....

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Old wind farm blades present golden opportunity to UK supply chain

31 March 2021   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is calling for increased investment and a radical shift in research and development into wind turbine blade recycling, citing the huge economic opportunities for the UK supply chain from a circular....

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ORE Catapult welcomes announcement of new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing opportunity

24 March 2021   ORE Catapult has warmly welcomed today’s announcement from The Crown Estate that they are launching a new floating wind leasing opportunity in the Celtic Sea. ORE Catapult Chief Executive Andrew Jamieson said: "ORE Catapult has....

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Innovative autonomous survey vessels to slash cost of offshore surveys and inspections

19 March 2021   Survey company HydroSurv has developed two game-changing autonomous surface vessels (USV) that are predicted to reduce the cost of offshore surveys and inspections at sea by up to 60%. Exeter-based HydroSurv worked closely with the Offshore Renewable Energy....

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Floating offshore wind sector promises global opportunities for subsea industry

03 March 2021   Subsea companies can find out how to leverage the opportunities in the multi-billion pound Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) sector through a three-part webinar series organised by Subsea UK and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore....

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£3 million funding awarded to Northumberland robotics test site

26 February 2021   Funding has been awarded to support the creation of a new test site for emerging robotics technology in Northumberland, which is set to be the first centre of its type in the UK. The Robotics and Autonomous Systems....

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OWGP announces winners of its ‘Cross-Sector Support’ and ‘Open Funding’ Competitions

15 February 2021   Twelve UK companies are celebrating after securing £1.3m in funding and business improvement support from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP). The OWGP programme was established as part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and is....

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UK floating offshore wind could be subsidy-free by 2030

29 January 2021   UK floating offshore wind could reach "subsidy-free” levels by the early 2030s, according to a study completed by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE). The Floating Offshore Wind: Cost Reduction....

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UK floating offshore wind could be subsidy-free by 2030

27 January 2021   UK floating offshore wind could reach "subsidy-free” levels by the early 2030s, according to a study completed by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE). The Floating Offshore Wind: Cost Reduction....

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ORE Catapult’s Simon Cheeseman awarded prestigious marine renewables prize

21 December 2020   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Wave and Tidal Sector Specialist, Simon Cheeseman, has been awarded the prestigious Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT) Lennard-Senior prize for 2020 in recognition of his outstanding individual achievement in the field....

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ORE Catapult and the Workboat Association to consider key areas for technology innovation

14 December 2020   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Workboat Association (WA) have been selected by UK Government to develop a Technology Roadmap, outlining a route to the decarbonisation of North Sea offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M)....

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Supergen ORE Hub funding call launched

08 December 2020   The Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) in collaboration with the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub is supporting a new floating wind-focused funding scheme. The aim of the funding scheme is to support....

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Amphibious iFROG robot leaps ahead in ability to inspect and maintain offshore assets

02 December 2020   iFROG, an amphibious robot capable of working in teams to clean and inspect monopiles above water level and up to 60 metres below (~6 bar), has successfully completed trials at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National....

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Urgent clean energy investment critical to create 100,000 North Sea jobs by 2050

30 November 2020   The UK offshore energy sector will miss the opportunity to be a global leader in clean energy if it does not invest now in technology innovation to create a net zero North Sea, OGTC and the Offshore....

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ORE Catapult to Advance Next Generation Blade Manufacture

20 November 2020   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has outlined its ambition to boost the wind turbine blade designs of the future with investment in a state-of-the-art prototype blade manufacturing facility. The Additive Manufacturing for Wind Blades project....

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Major boost for UK robotics sector as GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult announce winners of offshore wind innovation competition

18 November 2020   Tethys Energy Services (Tethys) and Aerones have won a major competition to demonstrate a novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms to one of the industry’s leading turbine manufacturers. The two companies have won a blade....

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Offshore wind leaders urged to collaborate for radical advances to reduce subsea cable failures

17 November 2020   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is urging the offshore wind sector to sign up to a world first data collection platform that aims to vastly reduce subsea cable failures. In a global industry first, ELECTRODE will....

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