Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

Find out more

Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

Find out more

Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

Find out more

Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

ORE Catapult in discussions to acquire Samsung’s next generation 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine at Methil, Fife

Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine | ORE Catapult | Offshore wind technology testing
The Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Methil, Fife.

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today announced that it is in discussions with Samsung Heavy Industries about potentially acquiring the 7MW offshore wind turbine at Methil for research purposes.

Upon completion of the agreement, the Methil turbine would become the world’s most advanced, open access, offshore wind turbine dedicated to research. It would provide UK industry and academia with unrivalled opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of operations and maintenance of offshore wind turbines and thus drive down the cost of delivering clean energy from offshore wind.

It would enable considerable training and development of skills vital for the offshore wind industry.

The discussions are on-going and the Catapult will shortly be seeking quotations through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for Operations & Maintenance support for the turbine in the event of completion of the transfer of ownership.

Back to Press Releases

Thu 2 Jul 2015
Last Updated
Tue 23 Jan 2018


Related Articles

Cookies under debug

Cookies on Catapult explained

To comply with EU directives we now provide detailed information about the cookies we use. To find out more about cookies on this site, what they do and how to remove them, see our information about cookies. Click OK to continue using this site.