Accelerating Technology Commercialisation in Offshore Wind

18 September 2020 - Published by Stig Marthinsen

Periscope partner ORE Catapult is collaborating with Vattenfall helping to accelerate technology commercialisation by directing high-potential developers to trials at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

A recent supported project is R2S, which helped a major offshore wind developer understand how visualisation could optimise asset management and project lifecycles. To help investigate whether R2S technology could transfer to offshore wind, ORE Catapult previously granted access to its 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine for virtual mapping. The digital twin platform links directly with existing systems, software and data to support more informed decision-making onshore, unlocking new ways to save money and time. The EOWDC has been awarded up to €40 million of funding from the EU and is supported by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG). The scheme successfully boosts the industry’s drive to supply clean and sustainable power, producing enough electricity every year to meet the annual demand of approximately 80 000 homes. 

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