Innovation Challenges

We have identified a number of specific technology innovation challenges within the offshore renewable energy industry, the resolution of which will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy.

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Operation & Performance

Operation & Performance Team

The Team

Technical experts developing solutions that improve the operational performance of offshore wind farms, building on the UK’s strong track record in offshore renewables’ operations and maintenance.

Operation & Performance team

Chris Hill FRICS

Chris Hill FRICS

Operational Performance Director

Chris is a Director and member of the Executive Management Team of the ORE Catapult, leading the Operational Performance team with a project portfolio in excess of £40m, including Joint Industry Projects (JIPs), SME engagement, testing and research activities.  All projects aim to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative technology to improve the performance of operational plant.

Chris has spent over 20 years working across a wide range of senior management roles within the renewable energy sector.  Prior to the ORE Catapult Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Mainstream Renewable Power responsible for the offshore wind team, developing over 5GW of projects and Project Director at Airtricity developing the Greater Gabbard project.

Chris acts as an adviser to the Dutch Government on technological innovation in offshore wind and sits on a number of leading industry bodies, including the Offshore Wind Industry Council, which is co-chaired by Ministers at BEIS and DIT.  Chris has served as a Non-Executive Director of Renewable UK where he Chaired the Finance Committee and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


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