In 2019, ORE Catapult joined forces with renewable energy giant Vattenfall as part of a three-year agreement to strengthen the UK supply chain and promote a competitive offshore wind industry.
Aberdeen-based JF AIS, as part of James Fisher and Sons PLC, brings its powerful digital twin solution, named R2S, to the offshore wind industry. The product produces virtual walk-throughs of offshore assets embedded with data, enabling technicians to visit sites remotely and easily access technical and operational data – saving time and cost, improving safety, and enhancing collaboration.
Having completed a research project with ORE Catapult to trial its digital twin solution by virtually mapping our Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine, JF AIS is bringing its next generation technology to the EOWDC, further developing an understanding of how visualisation can optimise asset management and project lifecycles. Learn more >
To address the issue of a lack of toilet facilities offshore, Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS) constructed the world’s first in-turbine toilet.
The unit’s design was finalised in collaboration with ORE Catapult and each of the eleven turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has now been fitted with the toilet cubicle, which represents PWS’ first entire wind farm order. The toilets will save time for workers at Vattenfall’s Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, boost hygiene, welfare and efficiency standards, as well as supporting gender diversity.
Miros installed their new Fusion sensor at AOWF on 1 June 2023. It is a unique dual sensor for measuring directional wave spectra in all areas including shallow waters.
The sensor accurately collects data in real-time both next to the structure together with the dual-footprint radar technology utilising up to 13 sample areas to measure far away from the structure. Combining the footprints, complemented by smart algorithms, enables new levels of data performance, reliability and redundancy 24/7, and is not impacted by rain or bad weather. Find out more >