Robotics & Autonomous Systems

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

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

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

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

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

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Stay Current

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

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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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Clone of the Levenmouth Offshore Wind Turbine (CLOWT)

Using sensor instrumentation to advance the industry’s understanding of how large megawatt turbines behave.

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The Clone of the Levenmouth Offshore Wind Turbine (CLOWT) project will use sensor instrumentation to advance the industry’s understanding of how large megawatt turbines behave and identify cost reduction opportunities through design optimisation.

The £450k project, with £215k funding support from the Scottish Government, will enable the Catapult to instrument its Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine’s blades, tower and substructure to monitor its behaviour in real-world conditions. It will then use the outputs to validate the current design methodologies and tools available for building large-scale offshore wind turbines, reducing design inefficiencies and flaws.

A lack of access to demonstration facilities has been identified as one of the major blockers to innovation and resulting cost reduction in offshore wind.

 


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