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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Our demonstration services

Our assets provide a unique opportunity for researchers and product developers to trial and demonstrate new technologies at full-scale. They enable the verification and validation of technologies by proving their reliability and performance in real-life operating conditions.


The Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine

In December 2015, we completed the acquisition of the Levenmouth 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine located at the Fife Energy Park off the East Fife coast.

The turbine is the world’s most advanced, open access, offshore wind turbine dedicated to research, and offers complementary opportunities for training and development of skills vital for the future of the offshore wind industry.

Visit the Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine web page to find out more. 



National Offshore Anemometry Hub (NOAH)

NOAH enables clients to test, calibrate and validate remotes sensor technologies in a representative Round 3 environment.

Located in the North Sea, 3nm off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, our offshore anemometry hub provides high-quality wind resources and environmental data, allowing developers and manufacturers to compare and validate new remote sensing techniques against traditional methods.

Clients can prove reliability, data availability and performance, as well as evaluate environmental conditions, observe marine conditions and collect wildlife data for R&D purposes.


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