NDC and ORE Catapult Form Floating Offshore Wind Research Partnership
- May 27, 2022 4:23 pm GMT
The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) has teamed up with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in a research partnership aimed at developing new offshore wind technologies.
The partnership initially consists of three PhD projects, each focusing on a different aspect of offshore wind development, including the simulation of floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) systems, design optimisation of these systems, and environmental concerns.
The three projects include:
Simulations of Floating Offshore Wind Marine Operations - the National Decommissioning Centre's
Multi-objective Design Optimisation of Floating Offshore Wind Systems - this will develop a numerical tool to improve the design of combined floating platforms and mooring and dynamic cable systems, allowing users to quickly identify the best solutions based on project circumstance and cost.
Study of Environmental Interactions of FOW Technology - this will investigate how key environmental stakeholders, advisory bodies and research organisations can work together to identify gaps in their knowledge of how offshore wind farms interact with the marine environment, and better identify solutions.
Each PhD project is valued at
Dr Marcin Kapitaniak and Professor
Dr Kapitaniak said: "We are delighted to be a part of this collaborative research project partnership between the NDC and ORE Catapult, which addresses a need for delivering innovation, impact and technical development in the field of floating wind, which is vital for achieving net zero and energy transition goals.
"Each project will run for a period of 3.5 years, and the results will inform approaches to offshore wind development and maintenance that have the potential to bring real improvements to current processes as well as cost savings to industry."
"This opened discussions about utilising the NDC's unique and state-of-the-art simulations suite, which as well as being able to undertake detailed marine technology and operational simulations, can also conduct complex data modelling and visualisation.
"I am delighted that these discussions have come to fruition, and we look forward to working with colleagues in the ORE Catapult and our PhD students as part of this exciting initiative."
"We welcome this innovative collaboration between ORE Catapult, the NDC and the
"At ORE Catapult we have developed the National Floating Offshore Wind Innovation Centre in
"Our strategic partnership with
"The marine simulation suite is a fundamental element providing an environment to virtually prototype new technology and de-risk the entire lifecycle of floating offshore wind and other energy infrastructure in the marine environment."
The NDC is a
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About the National Decommissioning Centre
The National Decommissioning Centre is a global technology research and development hub that is a long-term
ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the
Independent and trusted, with a unique combination of world-leading test and demonstration facilities and engineering and research expertise, ORE Catapult convenes the sector and delivers applied research, accelerating technology development, reducing risk and cost and enhancing
Active throughout the
About the Net Zero Technology Centre
The purpose of the Net Zero Technology Centre is to develop and deploy technology to accelerate an affordable net zero energy industry.
The Net Zero Technology Centre was created as part of the
Since our inception in 2017, we have been advocates of the role of technology in decarbonising the oil and gas industry. We launched a Net Zero Solution Centre in 2019. In 2020, we redefined our purpose to focus on developing and deploying technology for an affordable net zero Energy Industry.
In 2021, we completed our pivot, changing our name from OGTC to the Net Zero Technology Centre to more accurately reflect our purpose.
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