Opened in March 2019, The TUS-ORE Catapult Research Centre (TORC) is a leading renewable energy technology R&D centre with unique links in both the UK and China, helping to support the growth of the offshore wind sectors in both countries.
The first wave of research programmes for the new Tus-ORE Catapult Research Centre include:
TORC is a joint venture company established by ORE Catapult Development Services Ltd (located in Northumberland, UK), TUS Wind Technology Co Ltd (located in Beijing, China) and TUS Mingshi Science and Innovation Co Ltd (based in Yantai, China). Its main office is located in the Yantai Hi-Tech Development Zone in the coastal city of Yantai, in the Shandong Province in China.
Anakata is now successfully accessing the Chinese wind energy rotor blade retrofitting market for its innovative aerodynamic add-ons as a direct result of all the hard work of ORE Catapult, Innovate UK and the TUS-ORE Catapult Research Centre. Without their help, support and bridge-building with the ideal Chinese partner companies, this would have been a near impossibility.
CEO of Anakata Wind Power Resource (UK) Ltd
James Battensby is the Head of Research Business Development at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult). James is responsible for the development of international research proposals and industrial supply chain engagement programmes at the ORE Catapult. James has over 18 years of experience in the low carbon sector and prior to joining ORE Catapult held a range of positions managing technology development projects. This has included roles with Parsons Brinckerhoff, UK Government and Corus Research and Development.