to-the-point: ORE Catapult seeks UK uni partner for offshore wind blade R&D
ORE Catapult's blade testing facilities. Source: The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult (https://ore.catapult.org.uk)
The UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is establishing a Wind Blade Research Hub and is looking for a UK-based university to join the project, it said on Monday.
The innovation and research centre is seeking submissions from universities interested in working with it to accelerate offshore wind turbine blade research and development (R&D) activities. By combining academic and industry skills and resources ORE Catapult would be better able to respond to industry's needs, it said.
"With important challenges ahead in blade design, materials, manufacturing, ancillary systems and sensors, this is an exciting time for blades research, with significant opportunities for product-driven research," said Ignacio Marti, ORE Catapult's innovation and research director.