This event reveals the specific industry innovation challenges related to O&M and requirements for RAS (both commercial and technical). It further explains the need for improved UK test facilities to help validate RAS for these applications and subsequently de-risk the technology development.
RAS technologies exist and have potential to reduce these costs, as well as taking humans out of dangerous offshore environments; but applications in offshore wind are limited. Collaborative work involving the offshore wind industry and the relevant UK supply chain companies, academic institutions, test centres and government programmes is required to accelerate commercialisation of RAS innovations in this sector and maximise the economic growth opportunity for the UK.
Case studies of companies who are developing RAS solutions and gaining traction in the industry will be presented, as well as plans for improvements to UK test infrastructure to support and de-risk these developments.