Eight UK businesses have been successful in securing a share of a £2 million Development Grant Competition from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP).
The eight winners showcase the scale of innovation and diversity in the UK supply chain. Projects included a focus on condition monitoring of turbine blades and inter-array electrical cables and biofouling prevention on turbine ladders. Other projects are exploring offshore floating wind mooring and anchoring solutions. In addition to supporting UK supply chain growth, these projects could unlock cost reduction and safer operations in offshore wind development and operations.
Anil Sayhan, OWGP Programme Director, said: “Offshore wind provides exciting growth opportunities for UK supply chain companies within the domestic market and overseas. Since its inception, OWGP has supported over 200 projects across our business transformation and grant funding portfolio at an aggregate value exceeding £15 million. We look forward to working with these companies to bring game-changing solutions into the UK market and beyond”
The OWGP is delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and funded by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC). It’s grant funding portfolio consists of 60 projects, each bringing tangible benefits to the UK offshore wind sector, creating jobs, and unlocking UK export opportunities. This number is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade as a pipeline of competitive funding rounds and business transformation initiatives are delivered, enabling significant UK supply chain growth to 2030 and beyond. The next £2m Development Grant competition will launch in May 2023.
A selection of supported companies, activities and projects can be found in the OWGP Case Study Brochure at https://owgp.org.uk/reports/. For more information on the impact of OWGP support, go to https://youtu.be/cHYePWpaKw0.
Notes to Editors
Funding competition winners and projects are:
|Onyx Insight||Advanced analytics for blade monitoring|
|Swift Anchors Ltd||Anchoring and mooring solution for floating offshore wind|
|Dublin Offshore Ltd||Load Reduction Device: Floating offshore wind mooring optimisation tool|
|Digital Engineering Ltd||Climate change scenario data for offshore wind yield analysis|
|Mainstay Marine Solutions||Hoist extension for large crew transfer vessel servicing|
|BizGive Ltd||Software to understand, then action stakeholder needs and report on the full positive impact of the asset.|
|Synaptec Ltd||Offshore cable electrical asset monitoring (OCEAN)|
|3-Sci Ltd||SAFESTEP – offshore wind biofouling solution|
To find out more about OWGP funding opportunities, and apply for any of the business improvement and growth support programmes, visit https://owgp.org.uk
For more information contact:
ORE Catapult: Irene MacKinnon, PR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org / 07563 393412
About the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership
The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) was launched in June 2019 and is a key part of the Sector Deal between industry and Government and is funded by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) with a budget of £100m over a ten-year period. It is a long-term business transformation programme that will promote closer collaboration across the supply chain, implement structured productivity improvement programmes and facilitate shared growth opportunities between developers and the supply chain. ORE Catapult will manage the delivery of OWGP with support from specialist delivery partners.
About the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
ORE Catapult is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy, established in 2013 by the UK Government as part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries.
In 2023, we are celebrating 10 years of combining world-leading test and demonstration facilities with engineering and research expertise to accelerate technology development, reduce costs, and enhance economic growth across the UK. Find out more at https://ore.catapult.org.uk/10-year/
ORE Catapult operates in Glasgow, Blyth, Levenmouth, Aberdeen, the Humber, the East of England, the South West and Wales, and operates a collaborative research partnership in China.
About the Offshore Wind Industry Council
A senior Government and industry forum, OWIC was established in 2013 to drive the development of the world-leading offshore wind sector in the UK.