Offshore Renewable Energy Development Services Ltd (ODSL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) who are the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. It is one a network of Catapult centres set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK. With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is working with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market. It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.
With more than 500 highly qualified engineers and consultants across 13 offices in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and in the US DIS applies advanced technology to develop new products, processes and production equipment. We transform professional knowledge into commercial solutions.
We show an enthusiasm for technology which results in satisfied customers and employees. Our approach to business has made DIS the respected company it is today.
As an engineer and as our customer you can feel the passion for technology that makes customers and employees happy. This is also what is behind DIS’ development and what has made DIS the leading engineering company it is today.
Bladena is experts in blade failures and develops blade optimizing solutions to prevent blade damages. Bladena’s technology platform originates from more than 10 years of research and development work at DTU-Risø in Denmark. Amongst others, this work formed the basis for 7 patents, which were taken over by Bladena, when it was launched as a spin-out from DTU in 2011. Each patent provides a valuable structural enhancement to wind turbine blades, which can be deployed in new blades as well as retrofitted in existing blades. Several of the technologies are implemented in turbines in the field all over the world, covering more than 10 different blade types. These structural enhancement technologies all form the basis for cost-out in blade design and manufacturing. Bladena’s technology platform is carried forward via intense participation in research and development projects.
DTU Mechanical Engineering conducts teaching and research in basic mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems, coastal hydrodynamics and marine technology. The Department covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within the field of mechanics, including mechanical properties of materials, strength and vibration analyses, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, safety theory and control engineering.
The aim of the Wind Energy Department of CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) is to develop applied research activities and provide technical advice in the wind energy field, offering services to all the players in the sector, such as promoters, manufacturers, financial entities, operators, public administrations and associations, both at home and abroad. Apart from its multidisciplinary team, the department has important technological infrastructures, such as the Wind Turbine Test Laboratory and an Experimental Wind Farm in complex terrain.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has an installed base of 75 GW worldwide, a reach in over 90 countries and a team of more than 27,000 professionals. With a presence spanning the entire value chain, the company designs and manufactures onshore and offshore wind turbines, as well as installing and subsequently operating and maintaining them. Its registered office and headquarters are based in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain) and the company’s shares are traded on the Spanish stock exchange.
TNO is a major player in a growing international network comprised of leading scientific institutes, companies with ambitious development profiles, universities and other partners in knowledge. The knowledge TNO develops, integrates, will make applicable and puts into practice will only have value if we can use it to have a real social and economic impact.
In the Maritime and Offshore department, the main activities include laboratory facilities for experimental test and trials (mechanical and human), the facilitation of alternative solutions within prevailing regulations and the development of new technologies and calculation models. We provide knowledge and solutions for the sustainable exploration of the world’s oceans with a strong focus on assets and operations.
Aerox Advanced Polymers SL (AEROX) is a Spanish SME founded in 2014 as a spin-off company of QMC Tecnología Química SL (QMC). AEROX activity is mainly focused on research and development of high-tech coating systems for the protection of wind turbine blades. AEROX offers innovative materials for the coating system and for all manufacturing or application methods, always focusing on reduced cycle time, best performance and sustainability. Among AEROX strategic approaches, it must be highlighted its commitment to innovation as the core of its product development. The integration of various scientific and technological references as stable partners through R&D projects allows Aerox to deal with the cutting edge technology as it is required in wind power sector.
CEU, University Cardenal Herrera of Valencia belongs to the University Foundation San Pablo CEU, the first private education institution in Spain, founded in 1933. The Group of Research and Technology Development in Energy Applications (TEC-Ener) is focused on composite material and manufacturing modelling covering multi-physics modelling, advanced numerical simulation and experimental work ranging from the fine constituents to the continuum length scales. The pooling of resources for the acquisition of unique equipment and the gathering of major actors in CEU have made significant breakthroughs in these research fields with more than 15 years experience. The research teams include members with diverse expertise in computational modeling. They currently work with various research projects with public and private funding at the international, national and regional level and contracts with industrial companies.