ORE Catapult and Crown Estate Ink Three-Year Memorandum of Understanding

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and The Crown Estate announced that they will work together on programmes aimed at increasing the momentum of driving down costs of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

A three-year Memorandum of Understanding agreed between the two organisations specifically identifies five initial areas for collaboration:

– Identification of the enabling technologies to deliver affordable offshore renewable energy.

– A framework for collection of performance and reliability data from offshore wind turbines.

– A framework for establishing best practise in offshore transmission issues.

– A reliability certification system for offshore wind turbines.

– Leadership and steering to the Deep Water Foundations Working Group.

In addition, the two organisations will work in close collaboration with the wider offshore renewables industry to deliver uniform standards and overall performance improvement from offshore wind, wave and tidal energy generation.

Martin Simpson, The Crown Estate’s head of new energy and technology, said, “As managers of the seabed out to 12nm and the rights holder for the Renewable Energy Zone, we are committed to playing a key role in facilitating the development of the offshore wind, wave and tidal stream energy industries in the UK. We are pleased to enter into this MOU which will see us work closely with the ORE catapult to facilitate collaboration across the entire industry to drive down the cost of generating electricity from renewable technologies offshore”.

Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult chief executive, said, “Working in close collaboration with organisations like the Crown Estate will enable us to step up the momentum for the UK to realise not just necessary cost reductions but also significant economic, social and environmental benefits to the UK.”

Detailed programme plans will now be developed by the two organisations in each of the five areas outlined above, working with utilities, manufacturers, operators, supply chain and smaller, innovative companies to deliver the economic, industrial, social and environmental potential of offshore renewable energy.

Press Release, November 06, 2013


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