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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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MARLIN STAR project spearheads development of innovative floating renewable energy platform

28 May 2020   A new project set to revolutionise local renewable energy generation, storage and use has been launched, led by Plymouth-based technology developer Frontier Technical Ltd. The £1.4million MARLIN STAR project, funded by the Energy Catalyst programme, will progress the....

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ORE Catapult and Bombora develop co-located floating wave and wind technology

12 May 2020   Wave energy developer Bombora has joined forces with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) in Wales to launch a cutting-edge floating wave technology research project. The research will carry out a....

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New call seeks solution to improve safety of offshore technicians during COVID-19 pandemic

07 May 2020   A new innovation call seeking a solution to increase the physical separation of technicians in the confined spaces of offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs) during the COVID-19 pandemic has launched today (Thursday 7 May), aimed at....

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ORE Catapult Testing Facilities Resume Full Operations

23 April 2020   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth has resumed testing and validation activity after introducing measures to ensure staff safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. A key part of the UK’s national infrastructure....

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ACT Blade proves yacht-racing inspired concept for world’s lightest wind turbine blade

20 April 2020   ACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has announced that it has successfully completed the first of two tests of its novel lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy....

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ORE Catapult launches its Wind Digital Innovations Forum

24 March 2020   With big data, digitalisation and cybersecurity hot topics for the wind industry, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is spearheading the sector’s digital transformation through its Wind Digital Innovations Forum (WDIF). A joint initiative with the Digital....

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ORE Catapult Launch Academy to Support Technology Trailblazers

24 October 2019   A new industry-backed national technology accelerator programme has been launched by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, designed to support innovative SMEs to commercialise new technologies that will enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enabling greater....

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Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWiX): Call for ideas

17 July 2017   OWiX is a cross-sector pilot scheme that aims to accelerate the cost reduction of offshore wind by matching industry challenges with innovative solutions adapted from other parts of the economy. At the same time, it will provide....

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Workshop seeks solutions to subsea challenges in offshore wind

18 April 2017   Offshore renewable energy leaders are challenging East coast companies to come up with innovative underwater engineering solutions to support the UK’s growing offshore wind sector. The first of a series of workshops tackling subsea engineering issues - ranging....

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£4m Robotics Boost for Offshore Wind Farms

08 February 2017   Scientists at Heriot-Watt University are part of a consortium of experts delivering a human-robotics hybrid solution for the maintenance and operation of offshore wind farms. The team will receive a share of a £4 million grant to....

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