Advancing product performance, efficiency and speed to market for complex offshore electrical, materials, mechanical and environmental systems.
As offshore wind develops into deeper, harsher environments, lifetime product performance of critical electrical infrastructure is vital to maintaining cost-effective levels of power efficiency to the grid. We specialise in providing extensive test programmes across a wide variety of complex electrical transmission and distribution infrastructure, operated from UKAS-accredited laboratories.
We work with clients on component development, materials selection, system certification, electrical grid integration and accelerated lifetime test programme delivery, improving reliability and ensuring complex multiple arrays and generation sources operate at optimum efficiency.
Accredited facilities for the testing of power cable systems, capable of providing type testing services for underground and submarine cable systems.
A live 7MW offshore wind turbine, enabling analysis and furthering understanding of electrical infrastructure as part of overall turbine performance.
ORE Catapult’s considerable expertise in materials analysis and HV testing has been a crucial factor in bringing 66kV technology to the market and will help ensure that offshore wind technology continues to develop in the drive to reduce lifetime costs.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, JDR CABLE SYSTEMS
Our HV electrical laboratories are the UK’s only accredited facilities for the testing of power cable systems, capable of providing type testing services for underground and submarine cable systems.
We provide clients with new and bespoke test programmes, as well as guidance on test processes and requirements. We can design bespoke tests to support client requirements to better understand and optimise their products.
We can provide an extensive service in materials analysis and validation. Clients are able to undertake analysis as part of the HV electrical testing programmes, immediately after testing, without causing delay or damage to test samples.
Stephen Thompson takes up the role of HV Sales Manager, based in Blyth where we are rapidly growing our client base and diversity of testing within the HV laboratory.
Stephen started his career as a process technician for Atmel north Tyneside before moving into sales whilst working for NCJ Media, where he was a Motors Advertising Field Sales Executive, he subsequently moved on to work for Raytec, where he held the position of International Sales Executive & Territory Manager and then more recently at I-Evo Ltd, where he held the position of Export Sales Manager where he was tasked with building the export strategies and markets for both respective companies and currently has over 15 years of sales experience.