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Offshore / Renewables

The KTN supports the offshore wind industry as a major contributor to the ORE Catapult innovation hub funded by BEIS, as well as supporting the companies who are making applications for funding for offshore renewables.

The team has helped with introductions and collaborations for projects with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) installing offshore energy.

The KTN has also supported three overseas missions to Canada, China, South Korea and Japan to establish the potential for UK companies to work in collaboration: from this we have a Memorandum of Understanding from a Japanese research centre and joint projects with the US.

KTN sits on the advisory board of The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities.

Our Offshore / Renewables Expert

John Ransford

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Funding Opportunities

KTN-iX Challenge: Full Field Condition Monitoring of a Blade Internal Structure

GE is looking for applicants to develop a full field condition monitoring device for a wind turbine blade internal structure that can continuously monitor during turbine operation, to direct an automated / robotic detailed inspection.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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KTN-iX Challenge: Robotics Platform - Generator Bolt Inspection and Tightening

Applicants are required to develop a semi or fully autonomous device that is capable to perform the inspection and bolt replacement of the generator pole shoe bolt connection on the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbine series.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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18th February

Engage with…GreenSpur Wind

Engage with… GreenSpur Wind - ferrite-based direct-drive permanent magnet generators for wind turbines, to hear how GreenSpur Wind has been progressing their PEMD development rapidly through research and design stages.

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Energy-related funding call round-up

A round-up of the latest funding calls in the energy sector. Updated 16th December 2020.

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Major boost for UK robotics sector from KTN Innovation Exchange Competition

GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult announce Tethys and Aerones as winners of KTN Innovation Exchange competition.

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