The Drive Train represents about 16% of offshore wind’s levelised cost of energy, and steadily growing turbine capacities and the potential for step-changes in size require continued testing and innovation in this area.
There is significant demand for drive train component and system testing utilising our 3MW and 15MW Drive Train facilities. Our 15MW wind drive train test rig with accurate 6 DOF loading is unique in the world and should increase the UK’s attractiveness for the development, manufacture and implementation of cutting edge technologies.
Research & Development
We aim to bridge the gap between industry, academia and research institutes by undertaking R&D and innovation projects to improve reliability and minimise the levelised cost of energy. This includes looking at test protocols, test rig engineering services, component warranty checking, failure root cause analysis services and developing innovative drive train designs.