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New report provides roadmap for future interactions between floating offshore wind and the wider marine environment

22 June 2022   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapultís Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) has today launched a report that will allow the floating wind industry to effectively plan for the major roll-out of the technology, which....

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Sea rescue system that could save lives of offshore wind workers successfully trialled

21 June 2022   As the number of people working in offshore wind energy grows, one innovative Scottish company is creating the worldís first offshore autonomous casualty detection and tracking system, alongside revolutionary technology that rescues people who have fallen overboard.....

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Fourteen UK businesses prepare to get 'Fit 4 Offshore Renewables'

09 June 2022   The first national F4OR Programme, delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and funded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP), is now underway - supporting businesses across the UK as they prepare to bid for....

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Tech superstars to boost offshore wind industry in North East of England

08 June 2022   Eight UK companies have secured a spot in Launch Academy North East, a Cleantech Offshore Renewables Accelerator programme from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the North East of England. The successful companies Ė Hyserve Marine, Walker....

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Catapult maritime decarbonisation projects drive innovations vital to achieving Net Zero

25 May 2022   ORE Catapultís five Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition projects conclude, catalysing the journey towards offshore wind vessel decarbonisation. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapultís five Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) projects ended in March 2022, progressing world-leading innovations....

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ORE Catapultís new marine test buoy in Wales hosts first technology trial

10 May 2022   Grafmarine has installed its NanoDeck technology on ORE Catapultís marine test asset in Milford Haven Waterway, deployed last month. Grafmarine is the first Welsh innovator set to benefit from a new research buoy deployed by the Marine....

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Meet the robot that can help the wind industry solve critical maintenance issue

25 April 2022   In a first of its kind demonstration, a six-legged robot has shown how it can inspect wind turbine bolts autonomously, eliminating the need for technicians to loosen and retighten thousands of bolts per wind turbine as part....

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ORE Catapult and NIWE Announce UK-India Offshore Wind Collaboration

22 April 2022   The UKís Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Indiaís National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), each countryís leading wind energy research and development centre, have today announced a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) to establish a five-year....

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Offshore renewables programme invests over £2m in regional innovation as new call opens

25 March 2022   A further four companies operating in the North of Tyne region have been selected to develop their innovative technologies as the latest round of funding from the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme....

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Four top universities join ORE Catapultís Welsh Centre of Excellence

22 March 2022   Four of the top universities in Wales have now formally joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapultís Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE), based in Pembroke Dock, following implementation of the Swansea Bay City Deal. Swansea, Cardiff,....

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J+S Subsea gets Fit for Offshore Renewables

07 March 2022   J+S Subseaís latest venture aims to support their expansion into the offshore renewables sector. The subsea controls engineering specialists have been selected for Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR), a 12-18 month ORE Catapult programme that will support them....

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Twenty More Scottish Businesses to Get Fit for Offshore Renewables

24 February 2022   Twenty businesses based in North East Scotland are ready to reap the rewards from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapultís Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) Programme, funded by the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) Ltd and delivered....

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Major Blyth projects break ground in boost to UK offshore wind

04 February 2022   The new year has seen the start of two major research and development (R&D) infrastructure projects in Blyth, Northumberland that will support the future advancement of offshore wind turbine technology and operations. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult....

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ĎFirefliesí with infrared vision set to transform wind turbine and aircraft inspections

24 January 2022   Two Cambridge-based companies, Innvotek and Mapair, have successfully trialled a drone system that uses infrared technologies and artificial intelligence to inspect composite structures, including wind turbines and aircraft wings, for defects. Firefly Inspect can hover above wind turbine....

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OWGP launches first national F4OR programme to grow UK offshore wind supply chain

19 January 2022   The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched its latest business transformation activity to support the UK offshore wind supply chain in collaboration with ORE Catapult, Nuclear AMRC and Opergy. The first national Fit 4 Offshore Renewables....

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Smart O&M Solution to Revolutionise Wind Turbine Performance Monitoring

15 December 2021   Cognitiveís innovative Wind AI solution will address industry-wide issue of wind turbine underperformance, helping to diagnose and fix it..

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ORE Catapult appoints Andrew Macdonald as Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director

14 December 2021   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UKís leading research and innovation centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has promoted Andrew Macdonald into the role of Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director, effective from 1st....

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ORE Catapult appoints new Chair

06 December 2021   The Board of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UKís leading research and innovation centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has appointed Ronnie Bonnar as its new Chair, taking over from Colin Hood with....

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New roadmap to strengthen cooperation between Scotlandís fishing and floating wind sectors

25 November 2021   A new roadmap of activities, designed to support the constructive interaction between Scotlandís fishing and floating offshore wind industries, has been published by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapultís Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE). The....

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GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult strengthen research collaboration

24 November 2021   GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have agreed a £375k Academic Research Framework that will enable ground-breaking research, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Warwick, into reducing costs and improving the....

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Composite materials set to enable the next generation of wind turbines with Joule Challenge project launch

19 November 2021   A flagship £5m, 20-month programme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) will set out a detailed roadmap for incorporating radically new composite-based components in the....

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Second Offshore Wind Launch Academy to support technology trailblazers

16 November 2021   Applications are now open for UK innovators to join the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapultís industry-backed national technology accelerator programme, designed to support the commercialisation of new technologies that will enhance the UKís offshore wind supply chain, enabling greater UK content, whilst supporting cost reduction.   Applications to join the second....

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Robotics vital to the renewables expansion needed to reach net zero

23 September 2021   ORE Catapult highlights that by 2050, the global robotics market in the energy sector will be worth £8.4bn. With its high-growth forecasts, wind energy (onshore and offshore) is expected to open up a new robotics frontier that....

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Offshore oil, gas and renewable industries join forces to launch digital and data taskforce

21 September 2021   A new offshore energy taskforce is set to launch on Tuesday 21st September, aiming to create a Digital & Data Strategy spanning oil, gas and renewables. The Offshore Energy Digital and Data Strategy taskforce is being launched by....

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Ridley promises to smash barriers to using subsea robotics in offshore wind

20 September 2021   Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms. The project, funded....

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

15 September 2021   A new vision for the UKís floating offshore wind sector has been launched today, summarising the industryís 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 Catapultís 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 worldís 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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