Maximising the opportunities for UK industry
Ørsted is playing a leading role in delivering the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, an ambitious partnership between the UK Government and the offshore wind industry that will see 40GW of offshore wind by 2030.
In addition to supporting the continued development of the UK’s offshore wind clusters, including the Humber, North Wales/North West and East Anglia, Ørsted is also involved in a number of collaborative business support programmes, which act as a catalyst for innovation and seek to leverage skills and capabilities from adjacent sectors. This includes the University of Hull’s Aura initiative, the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Fit For Offshore Renewables initiative and NOF Energy.
We’re looking for suppliers with innovative solutions
A recent example of this in offshore wind is the development of the PICT technology by the start-up company, Limpet. The company, which following development work with Ørsted has received support from Scottish Enterprise, developed a new technology for lifting technicians onto wind turbine platforms that is safer, simpler and more effective. There remains potential for further innovation in the equipment and methodologies used for construction and for operations and maintenance. This could include technological innovations that allows us to work more efficiently while improving levels of safety or innovations that reduce carbon dioxide emissions during construction and operation.
Watch the video below to explore the PICT technology.