Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Extending Turbine Lift Statutory Inspection Intervals

Using a written scheme of examination (WSoE) to amend the frequency of scheduled activity, such as statutory inspections, at offshore wind farms has been established as good practice throughout the industry. There is, however, a general perception that the process is not well understood. This case study sets out the purpose and scope of a WSoE and outlines how Siemens Gamesa (at the time Siemens Wind Power) successfully extended the intervals of wind turbine lift statutory inspections using this mechanism.


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