UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, visited ORE Catapult at Blyth today (Friday 11 December 2020). Together with senior industry figures from SSE Renewables , Equinor, GE Renewable Energy and LM Wind Power, he saw first-hand the scale and scope of the next-generation advanced testing and validation undertaken by ORE Catapult at Blyth.
Our Test & Validation Director Tony Quinn led an extensive tour through our Blade Test 2 and 15MW drive train test facilities, showing the LM 107m blade and GE’s Haliade-X nacelle that will be installed at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank.
ORE Catapult CEO Andrew Jamieson said: “Prime Minister Johnson was both extremely engaged and hugely impressed. He promised support for the continued growth of the offshore renewables industry, with a strong emphasis on delivering UK benefit.”