Published: 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
A new £1.5 million programme is offering UK innovators developing products and services for the offshore wind market the opportunity to test and demonstrate them at a real wind farm.
The jointly funded, three-year agreement between Vattenfall and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will give innovators in the offshore wind supply chain the opportunity to test and demonstrate technologies in real-world conditions at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), off Aberdeen. The programme is seeking innovators to bring forward technologies to solve some of the current operations and maintenance challenges facing the industry in areas such as blade repair and leading-edge erosion, robotics and autonomous systems and remote array cable monitoring and inspection. If successful, companies chosen will be able to demonstrate their technologies at the EOWDC. The programme deepens the collaboration announced between Vattenfall and ORE Catapult in June 2018, to support innovation deployment at the EOWDC.