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New programme examines pathways for integrated floating offshore wind technology

01 December 2022   The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre will examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure, as part of their five year collaboration....

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A new strategy for the Celtic Sea region to tap into offshore wind potential

23 November 2022   The Celtic Sea Cluster has launched its new Regional Strategy, outlining how Wales and South West England can maximise the economic benefits of floating offshore wind technology, in line with the forthcoming Celtic Sea leasing process being....

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Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence - Expressions of Interest launch

21 November 2022   OW CoE has launched an Expressions of Interest Process for participation in the recently launch technology development and qualification strategic programmes. There are two separate programmes – each taking the same approach, but with a focus on a....

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Equinor and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announce strategic partnership

09 November 2022   Equinor and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have announced a collaboration agreement that will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the offshore renewables sector. The UK-wide partnership brings together Equinor, the operator of Dogger Bank which....

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Business growth accelerator programme applications open

01 November 2022   ORE Catapult (Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult) have announced that the organisation is now accepting applications for its flagship technology accelerator programme, Launch Academy. Applications for Launch Academy 2023 are now live and will remain open until 30th....

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FOW CoE launches tenders for marshalling and assembly activities in restructured ports

21 October 2022   The Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) has launched a number of tenders for services to deliver enabling studies associated with marshalling and assembly activities in restructured ports and investment models for offshore wind port....

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Technology accelerator ready to launch new companies into offshore wind success

20 October 2022   An innovative technology acceleration programme that has raised £9 million for offshore wind entrepreneurs and attracted international industry sponsors, has now opened for new applications. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Launch Academy has been running since....

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Scottish-based subsea robotics system set to clean up in the offshore wind industry

27 September 2022   Plans to create a new robotic system that could provide a sustainable, cost-effective solution to subsea maintenance and transform the offshore wind industry are taking off. Aberdeen-based offshore robotics company, HonuWorx, with support from the Offshore Renewable....

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UK companies demonstrate new tech solutions to aid future offshore wind maintenance

31 August 2022   Two UK companies have effectively demonstrated innovative technology solutions, alongside GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, to support future offshore wind developments. Eleven-I and Innvotek carried out the work through GE Renewable Energy....

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ORE Catapult celebrates over £1m secured by Launch Academy companies in offshore wind boost

10 August 2022   Ten of the UK’s brightest technology innovator companies have secured more than £1 million in funding to help deliver solutions for the UK’s offshore wind industry. The companies are part of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Launch....

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The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership awards £3.5m to nine UK winners

04 August 2022   Nine UK businesses have been successful in securing a share of a £3.5 million Development Grant funding pot from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP). The Development Grants competition launched in December 2021 offering....

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Circular economy revolution around offshore wind could create 20,000 extra jobs

12 July 2022   As offshore wind helps propel Scotland towards net zero, a new report highlights how a circular economy around the sector could slash carbon emissions by 34% and provide an extra 20,000 jobs across the UK that Scotland....

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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) Catapult’s 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 world’s 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 – Hyserve Marine, Walker....

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Catapult maritime decarbonisation projects drive innovations vital to achieving Net Zero

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

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ORE Catapult’s new marine test buoy in Wales hosts first technology trial

10 May 2022   Grafmarine has installed its NanoDeck technology on ORE Catapult’s 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 UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), each country’s 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 Catapult’s Welsh Centre of Excellence

22 March 2022   Four of the top universities in Wales have now formally joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s 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 Subsea’s 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) Catapult’s 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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‘Fireflies’ 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   Cognitive’s 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 UK’s 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 UK’s 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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