With an established market for sensors in sectors such as aerospace, oil and gas, and automation, the opportunity to develop new approaches and technologies is considerable.
Demonstrating these technologies in the offshore wind sector can be challenging both in terms of access to an operational turbine and also in relation to prohibitive costs. ORE Catapult is looking to support companies in making this transition.
ORE Catapult is launching a competition aimed at SMEs who can provide sensor instrumentation to the blades, tower and substructure of the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine to monitor its behaviour in real-world conditions. This is part of the Catapult’s recently announced ‘Clone of the Levenmouth Turbine’ (CLOWT) programme. The workshop will offer a unique opportunity for SMEs in the UK to learn more about our exceptional asset and how its capabilities can assist their journey towards commercialisation.
Who is this workshop for?
The opportunity is for SMEs seeking to demonstrate, validate and calibrate novel sensor technologies for the offshore wind sector. This programme will utilise ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth turbine. Technologies should be at TRL 5 or higher and should be non-intrusive to the operations of the turbine, or require any significant alteration of their device.
We are seeking sensor technologies that can instrument:
Blades | Drivetrains | Foundations