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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

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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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A Vision for Smart O&M

O&M activities make up almost a quarter of the lifetime costs of an offshore wind farm and provide a huge opportunity for cost reduction through innovation of products and services.

Our first online virtual event will deliver three sessions in areas that will play a key role in supporting the success and vision of O&M: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR); O&M Decarbonisation; Next Generation Operations and Control.

ORE Catapult’s O&M specialists will be joined by industry guests for the latest insights, as well as opening the floor to discussion.

Introducing the OMCE and our new Port of Grimsby facility

The O&M Centre of Excellence (OMCE) is ORE Catapult’s national hub for enhancing the UK’s world leading position in offshore wind performance. It is a catalyst for innovation, technology, cross-sector collaboration and best practice to enhance safety, reduce cost and support the growth of UK O&M.

To coincide with the virtual event, we are officially opening our Port of Grimsby facility, located at the heart of offshore wind O&M. From our new space, we will be able to engage and collaborate with industry, supporting their key challenges by accelerating technology innovation from across the UK supply chain.

Preliminary Program

Full session agendas and speakers will be sent out following registration:

10.00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to OMCE

10:30 a.m. Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

12.00 p.m Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. O&M Decarbonisation

2.30 p.m. Next Generation Operations and Control

4.45 p.m. Wrap up and Close

At the end of each presentation you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speaker using the chat function.

Please note that this session will be recorded.

Click here to register your place


02/09/2020 - 10:00 am


02/09/2020 - 4:30 pm


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