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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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.

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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

Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine | ORE Catapult | Offshore wind technology testing

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 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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