New £280m grant to spark offshore cable development

A laboratory has been given a £280,000 boost with a significant upgrade to its lighting impulse test capabilities. Funded by Innovate UK, the upgrade will support the development of high voltage cable systems and accessories, such as export cables and universal joints, helping to reduce export cable failure rates. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s […]

Humber to host £2m offshore wind centre of excellence

The Humber region is to host a new £2 million centre for offshore wind operations and maintenance. It will be based at the University of Hull, with its researchers working alongside the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s innovation team. The five-year partnership will see a series of research and innovation projects developed to improve the […]

Oil and gas sector urged to take advantage of green boom

The UK oil and gas sector should take advantage of the growth of the offshore renewables industry. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said the country’s experience in oil and gas could be harnessed to put the country at the forefront of the growing offshore renewables market, which is set to spend £210 billion in the […]

UK and Spanish firms team up for offshore green energy research

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced it is working with a Spanish research and development (R&D) centre. It has signed a ‘Collaboration Agreement’ with Tecnalia to develop R&D projects to tackle some of the key technology challenges the sector is facing. They will also collaborate on EU frameworks and share testing and demonstration experience […]

ORE Catapult inaugurates 7MW demonstration offshore turbine

A 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine has been unveiled in Levenmouth, Scotland. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult claims can play a vital role in Scotland and the wider UK’s research and development (R&D). It is the world’s most advanced, open access, offshore wind turbine dedicated to research, ORE Catapult claims. It also offers complementary opportunities […]

UK’s green bank teams up with offshore renewable catapult

The UK’s green bank has joined forces with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to drive investment in the sector. They have signed a three-year agreement to work together on six areas initially, each aimed at addressing specific risks in investment in offshore renewable projects. They include: > Assessment and solutions for technical challenges on […]

Energy giants team up to cut offshore wind costs

Eight major energy companies have teamed up in a bid to improve performance in operating and maintaining offshore wind farms. E.ON, EDF Energy Renewables, Centrica, SSE, ScottishPower Renewables, DONG Energy, Vatenfall and RWE have joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to find areas where they can collaborate and share knowledge to ultimately drive down […]