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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TIGER: Tidal energy opportunities for steel manufacturing and supply chain learning.

You are invited to join the second in a series of six supply chain seminar events as part of the TIGER project.

The theme is ‘Tidal energy opportunities for steel manufacturing and supply chain learning.’

The webinar will raise awareness of tidal stream supply chain opportunities for structural fabricators and explore potential areas for collaboration to achieve cost reductions. The aim is to accelerate the expansion and growth of the tidal energy sector, including the wider supply chain.

  • The event will be hosted by EMEC and facilitated by Orbital Marine Power
  • To register for the event, please register on link below or sign up here


  • TIGER introduction & overview: James Murray, Orbital Marine Power,
    Business Development Manager
  • Orbital Marine Power: William Annal, Mechanical and Structural Engineering Manager
    Title:  Opportunities for steel fabricators in floating tidal energy.

Orbital Marine Power floating tidal turbine technology presents significant supply chain opportunities for steel fabricators and specialist providers.  This presentation highlights primary component areas and contracts available to steel fabricators and discusses how through collaborative engagement, manufacturing processes and supply chain cost reduction learning could be advanced to accelerate the expansion of the sector.

  • SIMEC Atlantis Energy: Fraser Johnson, MeyGen O&M Manager
    Title: AR series volume manufacture: lessons learnt and supply chain engagement

The AR1500 tidal turbine was installed at MeyGen in 2017 as part of this initial 6MW path finder project. The learnings from this manufacture and continuing operation of this device has identified a number of areas where design modifications and alternative manufacture processes provide opportunities to reduce CAPEX. The presentation will highlight these key components and invite suppliers to engage with SAE to further reduce the LCOE of the AR series turbines.

  • Hydroquest: Raphaël Coquet, Tidal Project Director
    Title: Hydroquest tidal turbines steel structures – Design optimisation and industrial opportunities

The first 1MW Hydroquest tidal turbine was installed in Paimpol-Bréhat in Spring 2019. The future new generation of turbines was improved thanks to learnings from the design and manufacture of this first device. Hydroquest will presents cost reduction through design improvement and will invite suppliers to engage discussions about several collaboration opportunities regarding steel structure elements.

* Please note this live webinar will be recorded and made openly accessible as per Interreg funding requirements.



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