US-UK partnerships in offshore wind R&D: new ¬£1.5m competition - Presentations now available
Innovate UK is funding UK companies to deliver work packages as part of a larger US programme
Innovate UK will invest up to ¬£1.5m in UK companies partnering with US consortia to work on projects as part of the US $40m national offshore wind research and development programme. ¬†The¬†National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (the Consortium) is administering the grant program funded predominately¬†by the US Department of Energy, New York State Research and Development Authority¬†and several states.
Carrie Cullen-Hitt, Executive Director of the¬†National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, said:
“The Innovate UK and Consortium collaboration brings together industry knowledge in a dynamic way. We expect the results¬†to bring critical technological advancements which will ultimately¬†lead to reduced costs and faster deployment in the US.”
Innovate UK launched an expression of interest competition on the 4 November. Applicants must address one or more of the nine challenge areas as outlined in the current NYSERDA solicitation. ¬†These are:
- Array performance and control optimisation
- Cost-reducing turbine support structures for the US market
- Floating structure mooring concepts for shallow and deep waters
- Power system design and innovation
- Comprehensive wind resource assessment
- Development of a metocean reference site
- Heavy lift vessel alternatives
- Offshore wind digitisation through advanced analytics
- Technology solutions to accelerate US¬†supply chain
View and download the slides here!
KTN is running webinars at 4pm on the dates below which¬†include a summary of the competition, information on the approach and support to building US and UK partnerships/project ideas. ¬†To book a place, follow the link.
Further details, including how to apply, are on the government funding site here.
If you have any questions, please contact John Ransford, KTN’s Knowledge Transfer Manager, Energy.