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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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First robotic ‘blade walk’ on a wind turbine opens door to significant cost cuts in offshore renewables

05 November 2020   The UK has achieved the world’s first blade walk by a robot on an offshore wind turbine, thanks to BladeBUG and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged inspect-and-repair robot repeatedly....

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OWGP Launches £1.5M Development Grant Funding Call

02 November 2020   This latest opportunity provides funding for projects to help companies to improve their competitiveness, increase capability and enable a step-change in their growth within the Offshore Wind Sector. The funding competition aims to encourage more businesses into....

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£3.5m North of Tyne Programme Seeks Offshore Innovators

28 October 2020   A new £3.5m offshore innovation programme has been launched today. The Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme is funded primarily by the North of Tyne Combined Authority. The programme is targeting supply chain companies....

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Flagship East of England Offshore Wind Supply Chain Business Improvement Programme Extended

28 October 2020   Strong supply chain interest and demand has led to the flagship regional Fit 4 Offshore Renewables New Anglia (F4OR NA) programme securing funding to support a further five regional companies, in addition to the 10 announced at....

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Cognitive.Business and RWE Renewables make WAVES in offshore wind

19 October 2020   RWE Renewables has invested in a cutting-edge machine learning tool to improve offshore wind vessel to turbine transfers that could save the industry £1 million per installed GW every year. Developed by UK-based SME Cognitive.Business, the tool enables....

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ORE Catapult and ORCA Hub join forces to advance robotics in offshore renewables

14 October 2020   Two of the UK’s leading research organisations in the development of robotics for use in offshore renewables are to collaborate to strengthen the relationship between applied academic research and industry need and further develop and amplify the....

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ORE Catapult launches OWGP Business Transformation Programme - the Wind Expert Support Toolkit (WEST)

25 September 2020   WEST is a low intensity foundation intervention activity which aims to support growth of offshore wind supply chain companies through specialist advice, market intelligence and business planning support. Applications are now open for companies to take part in....

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Offshore wind sector calls for action to secure green hydrogen economic boom

08 September 2020   Development of an indigenous green hydrogen industry could generate £320bn for the UK economy and sustain up to 120,000 jobs by 2050 according to a new report released today (Tuesday 8th September 2020) by the Offshore Wind....

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OWGP issues cross-sector support funding call for offshore wind

27 August 2020   The purpose of the Cross-Sector Call is to encourage more UK businesses into the offshore wind supply chain by attracting cross-sector engagement and helping potential new market entrants to overcome barriers to diversification. The introduction of....

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Quantum Leap for Levenmouth Academy Bright Spark

06 August 2020   Levenmouth Academy pupil Cailyn Calder has always set her sights high and, with sparkling exam results now under her belt, she’s heading to Glasgow University to read a Masters Degree in Physics, supported by the first ever....

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OGTC and ORE Catapult create alliance to fast-track energy transition

22 July 2020   Two leading energy technology and innovation organisations have today announced a five-year collaboration to deliver next generation energy technologies and accelerate the United Kingdom’s transition to a net zero future. The Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by....

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Autonomous motherships and robot repair teams coming to offshore wind farms

24 June 2020   One year on from the launch of MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments), the project reports breakthroughs in its quest to demonstrate an end-to-end autonomous inspect and repair mission to offshore wind farms. MIMRee, awarded....

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Industry giants back ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence

22 June 2020   Ten of the world’s leading offshore energy organisations have joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWCoE) to drive forward the development of next-generation offshore wind technologies. Offshore wind developers EDF....

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Eight green energy innovators collaborate to supply world’s fastest growing offshore and renewable energy markets

09 June 2020   Eight UK organisations have signed significant new agreements to develop and provide renewable energy technologies, services and research in China, at a virtual ceremony hosted in Yantai City, Shandong Province. The eight innovators, from backgrounds as diverse as....

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