Floating wind ‘could contribute £34bn to UK economy by 2050’

The industry is currently at an early stage of development – there are two operational test and demonstration scale projects in Scotland

UK tech innovators to gain access to Chinese offshore wind market

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is partnering with Tus-Wind to establish a research facility

North East research and innovation centres granted £180m

The cash boost is expected to help accelerate the development of technologies and services needed for future manufacturing

New 6MW offshore turbine arrives in UK for testing

GE’s Haliade-150 nacelle will be tested at a facility in Blyth, Northumberland

Tidal sector ‘could provide £1.4m boost to UK by 2030’

New research suggests costs could be significantly reduced and around 4,000 jobs could be supported by 2030

GE to take giant offshore turbine for spin at UK test centre

Its new Haliade-X 12MW turbine will undergo advanced tests at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s facility in Northumberland

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 […]