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The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Levenmouth 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine, located off the East Fife coast, from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

The turbine becomes an open access offshore wind turbine dedicated to research and offers opportunities for training and development of skills vital for the future of the offshore wind industry. ORE Catapult is working with Fife Council and local educational bodies on the development of skills and training programmes in renewable energy. SgurrEnergy has been appointed as Operations & Maintenance contractors for the turbine. The Catapult will now undertake a planned period of operation and familiarisation of the turbine alongside SHI, whilst continuing to develop research and development activities covering multiple areas of offshore wind operations.

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