Blade Dynamics are developing an innovative approach to offshore wind blade design and manufacture. The ORE Catapult has been exploring ways in which we can work together to support the development and commercialisation of their technology. As part of this we supported a collaborative bid into the European Horizon 2020 funding programme, linking them into world-leading academic expertise.
Wind Technologies is a spin out company from Cambridge University and are developing innovative drive train and condition monitoring technologies. The company has received feasibility funding through the TSB’s offshore wind programme and we are collaborating with them to support the further development and commercialisation of their innovative technology.
We are currently conducting a detailed assessment of their technology and the commercial proposition through a pilot diagnostic process, and scoping out a collaborative development project utilising our expertise and new drive train test facilities at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Nothumberland.
Gnosys are developing an innovative self-repairing electrical cable technology for offshore renewables. Following a detailed assessment of their proposals we are engaged in a collaborative project which will develop and test their innovative approach. Cable damage is a key driver of O&M costs for offshore wind and this project could provide a much needed solution to a key industry challenge as well as developing an innovative and indigenous supply chain company.