Global Offshore Wind 2021: ORE Catapult’s Virtual Pavilion

Global Offshore Wind (GOW) 2021 is the largest dedicated offshore wind event in the UK, delivering insights from industry leaders and policy makers from around the globe. This decade will be the most crucial in the fight against climate change. With COP26 around the corner,  the climate crisis is at forefront of the global agenda and offshore wind has a vital role to play.

We are once again proud to be Strategic Event Partners for this year’s conference and will have a large presence at this hybrid event.

Meet Our Rising Stars

Learn more about our Rising Stars of Offshore Wind in our latest ReEnergise podcast episode, as they discuss their journey into renewable energy as well as key themes from this year’s conference.


Day 1

9.45 am –  A1: In the Year 2050: The Global Vision

  • Miriam Noonan, Analysis and Insights Manager

11am – A2: Can cross pollination of industries and technologies help deliver our net zero future?

  • Andrew Jamieson, CEO

3pm – B5: Floating Wind: Reducing costs, creating opportunity

  • Ralph Torr, Programme Manager

4pm – B6 : Building the supply chain of tomorrow

  • Andy MacDonald, Senior Innovation Manager

Day 2

11.15am – IT15: Setting a benchmark for decarbonising O&M vessels of offshore wind farms

  • Dr Anthony Gray, Insight Analyst

1.30pm – A10: Just Transition: Building a fairer, net zero future

  • Tony Quinn, Testing and Validation Director

1.30pm – B10: Driving decarbonisation in maritime and offshore wind

  • Stuart Barnes, Regional Partnership Manager

2pm – GM4: Industry leaders roundtable: Delivering offshore wind in emerging markets

  • James Battensby, Head of Research Business Development

3pm – B11(ii): Green hydrogen: What is beyond the hype?

  • Dr Stephen Wyatt, Research and Innovation Director

Exhibition Pavilion

We are proud to be supporting game-changing SMEs: those companies delivering inspiring innovation to the offshore renewables industry.

At ORE Catapult, helping high-growth UK SMEs to scale-up and commercialise their technology is at the heart of our mission. We provide expertise and advice with world-leading facilities and facilitate access to industry and funders, to develop, de-risk and support the journey of bringing new technologies to market.

This year at Global Offshore Wind 2021, we are delighted to host six innovative SMEs with ground-breaking technology that is set to revolutionise the offshore renewable energy sector.

Visit our stand #170 to learn more about these innovators and speak to our Catapult experts to see how we can support you.

Meet the Innovators


EchoBolt is a leading provider of fastener inspection services in the wind energy sector. Our aim is to improve maintenance efficiency and reduce operational costs by transitioning to an effective condition based approach for bolted joints. Working with ORE Catapult and GE Renewables we have developed a proprietary inspection technology, providing a reliable method for the inspection of pre-load in installed threaded fasteners, eliminating the risk associated with hydraulic tightening, reducing maintenance costs by 90% and significantly increasing turbine availability.

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Pegasus Welfare Solutions

To address the ‘elephant in the room’ challenge of a lack of toilet facilities offshore, Pegasus Welfare Solutions, an OEG Offshore company, has constructed the world’s first in-turbine toilet. The retrofitted in-tower toilets not only deliver enhanced welfare for offshore work force, but also offer wind farm owner/operators major cost savings and increased productivity. Through ORE Catapult’s collaboration with Vattenfall, PWS has secured its first offshore wind farm order for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Demonstration Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen.

Intelligent Moorings

Intelligent Moorings aims to meet current mooring challenges for floating wind structures and to deliver substantial LCOE reductions for floating offshore wind generation. Supported the ORE Catapult, Innovate UK and the Carbon Trust and in collaboration with the University of Exeter the Intelligent Mooring System (IMS) is a unique approach to mooring damping incorporating variable load extension profiles in operation to reduce peak loads and enhance platform station keeping.

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Pict Offshore

Fife-based Pict Offshore is a new joint venture between Ørsted, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind, and Limpet Technology, a Scottish height safety innovator. Its first product, the ‘Get Up Safe’ system, is a heave-compensated, personnel hoist aimed at transforming the way that maintenance technicians access offshore wind turbines. Each high-tech system resembles a small crane, assembled at a bespoke facility in Inverkeithing, with fabricated parts sourced from local suppliers.

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Innvotek is a technology company based in Cambridge, UK, specialising in automation of inspection, maintenance and digitisation of critical infrastructure in extreme and demanding environments. Innvotek engineers develop customised solutions for offshore energy, shipping, construction and transport sectors. This includes mobile platforms to climb on large assets, operate underwater and work in explosive atmospheres, providing the opportunity to carry out online operations in a safer, more cost effective manner with greater flexibility.

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MJR Power and Automation

For over 20 years, MJR Power & Automation has been providing engineering services to the marine, offshore and energy sectors ranging from independent consultancy and design, through to engineering and construction of bespoke marine and offshore equipment, power distribution and generation systems, together with complete site installation and integration to the client’s vessel or offshore assets.

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XceCo are a leading Asset Manager in the energy industry; experts in running large businesses on behalf of their ultimate owners. We provide a range of Operations, Maintenance and Commercial services to offshore wind, onshore wind and conventional power, and have access to expertise across wide industry sectors. Health and Safety management is key to our success and we work as one team with all our partners. Located in the port of Grimsby, we successfully provide full Asset Management Services to Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farms.

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Riversimple is an innovative car company, developing and manufacturing Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles in the heart of Mid Wales. We are working towards providing personal transport at zero cost to the environment and are using a revolutionary business model to do so. We are selling a service, not a car, with all running costs covered in a monthly fee. We are responsible for the car for its entire lifespan, reducing waste by designing a durable, long lasting, hyper-efficient vehicle.

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Contact Our Team

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Marketing Communications Manager

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0141 559 7004

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