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 laying out the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry that, when solved, 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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ANALYSIS & INSIGHT

Facilitating Cost Reduction through the Review of Offshore Grid Standards

The Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS) modification review workgroup, named GSR020, has evaluated the proposal requesting acceptance for single transformer offshore substations above 90MW as SQSS-compliant.

The conclusion accepted by the SQSS Review Panel is that offshore wind power plants with at least two offshore transmission modules are compliant with the standard. The implications are positive for cost reduction, as the decision opens up a range of solutions delivering good value for money across different sites. However, the agreement is not without controversy: therefore, it is beneficial to explore the good practices and lessons learned within the group and how this helped it to come to fruition.

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