£86m investment in offshore wind research facilities to accelerate UK development of next generation of super turbines
£86m investment in offshore wind research facilities to accelerate UK development of next generation of super turbines
£86m investment in offshore wind research facilities to accelerate UK development of next generation of super turbines

Development of the world’s most advanced wind turbine blade and drive train testing assets at ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland, set to deliver major boost to UK growth from offshore wind. Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green […]

New Technology Development Centre in Blyth set to drive forward innovation in offshore renewable energy
New Technology Development Centre in Blyth set to drive forward innovation in offshore renewable energy
New Technology Development Centre in Blyth set to drive forward innovation in offshore renewable energy

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has started construction at its Blyth site to transform a former paper storage shed into a home for small scale innovation in the offshore renewables sector. The new £6 million two-storey facility, to be named the Technology Development Centre (TDC), will provide testing, validation and demonstration capabilities for small […]

How the North East is delivering the clean energy of the future through offshore wind
How the North East is delivering the clean energy of the future through offshore wind
How the North East is delivering the clean energy of the future through offshore wind

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England In October this year, Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea – which, when complete, will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm – began producing electricity for the first time. So significant was this milestone that even the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, welcomed […]

GE Vernova’s Offshore Wind business and ORE Catapult sign major new research collaboration
GE Vernova’s Offshore Wind business and ORE Catapult sign major new research collaboration
GE Vernova’s Offshore Wind business and ORE Catapult sign major new research collaboration

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and GE Vernova’s Offshore Wind business have announced the signing of a new research collaboration, building on the success of their previous ‘Stay Ashore’ programme. The £4m agreement announced on 7 August paves the way for a multi-year collaboration between GE Vernova and ORE Catapult to create a dedicated […]

First campaign to install turbines at world’s largest offshore wind farm is underway
First campaign to install turbines at world’s largest offshore wind farm is underway
First campaign to install turbines at world’s largest offshore wind farm is underway

The campaign to install the first of 277 turbines at the world’s largest offshore wind farm is underway, marking a major advance in the industry and speeding up the transition to a cleaner, more secure energy system. The 260m tall turbines – which are almost twice the height of the London Eye – will be […]

Ground breaking ceremony for the new Energy Central Learning Hub
Ground breaking ceremony for the new Energy Central Learning Hub
Ground breaking ceremony for the new Energy Central Learning Hub

Today (5th July) marked the official breaking ground of the new Energy Central Learning Hub. The major new £13.6m facility is part of Energy Central Campus’ mission to lead the UK’s clean energy revolution from the North East. The project is being delivered as part of the £90m Energising Blyth Programme to grow, renew and […]

Kinewell Energy enters global partnership with Equinor
Kinewell Energy enters global partnership with Equinor
Kinewell Energy enters global partnership with Equinor

North East cleantech scale-up Kinewell Energy has signed a multi-year global contract with Equinor for the use of its pioneering KLOC software. Initially launched in 2015, the market-leading Kinewell Layout Optimisation of Cable (KLOC) software designs economically optimised inter-array cable layouts for offshore wind farms. Kinewell Energy has collaborated with Equinor since its inception on […]

Van Oord to set up a new base at Port of Tyne’s Clean Energy Park
Van Oord to set up a new base at Port of Tyne’s Clean Energy Park
Van Oord to set up a new base at Port of Tyne’s Clean Energy Park

The Port of Tyne’s 200-acre Tyne Clean Energy Park secures another offshore wind customer – Van Oord – as the Port of Tyne cements its position as the region’s clean energy centre. From Q1 2024, the port will act as the storage and marshalling base for the foundations of the 1.4 GW – or 100 […]