The second Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub Annual Assembly took place on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the University of Strathclyde and Technology and Innovation Centre. The conference welcomed over 215 delegates from academia, industry, policy and the public who had the chance to debate and explore the latest challenges, opportunities and research within offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
Delegates who attended the Assembly heard from a range of speakers on a broad range of topics including:
- Updates from the Hub Co-directors on the core research being conducted by the Hub
- Brief introductions to the Supergen ORE Hub's Flexible Funded projects
- Updates and latest outputs from the Supergen Wind, Supergen Marine (UKCMER) and UK China projects
- The latest developments and views from industry on the ORE sector
Those attending also had the chance to engage with a Q&A industrial panel session, which discussed the net-zero carbon targets and what this means for offshore renewable energy, including what they think each ORE sector is doing to contribute to net zero, what needs to be done within the ORE sector to support achieving the targets and how current public opinion on climate change impacts or accelerates the deployment of offshore renewable technologies.
The industry Q&A panel was chaired by Yannis Dragotis, Head of Nuclear & Renewable Energy Innovation Delivery for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Panel members also included: Will Apps (Head of Energy Development, Crown Estate), Daniel Coles (Project Resource Analyst, SIMEC Atlantis Energy), Professor William Hung (WH Power Systems Consultant Ltd) Elva Bannon (Senior Research Engineer, Wave Energy Scotland), and Jonathan Elmslie (Chartered Mechanical Engineer (Offshore Wind), Atkins Global).
The Annual Assembly also saw the launch of the Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape - an interactive web tool designed to bring together and communicate UK based offshore renewable energy research to academia, industry, policymakers and the public. The landscape also acts as a platform to allow researchers within ORE to promote current or recent projects, and academic and industrial researchers are invited to submit their research projects for inclusion. Visit the Research Landscape webpage for more information.
Finally, delegates had the opportunity to view and discuss a range of research poster presentations from the Hub's Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum, which took place on the previous day. You can view the ECR posters on the ECR Forum webpage.
A big thank you to everyone who attended, our Assembly speakers, and the conference venue for supporting our second Annual Assembly. You can view videos and content from the main Assembly day below, and view the ECR posters and abstracts on the ECR Forum webpage.
Supergen ORE Hub Work Package Updates
Sites and Conditions
Sites and ConditionsProf. David White - Work Package 2
Work Package 2 will establish a set of site and condition characteristics for use, by the Hub and the wider research community, as benchmarks to evaluate options for the array scale deployment of Offshore Renewable Energy technologies.
Integrated Modelling Across Scales
Integrated Modelling Across ScalesDr Tim Stallard - Work Package 3
Work Package 3 will develop and validate models to support the confident prediction of Offshore Renewable Energy system performance, operation and environmental and societal impact.
Design for Future ORE Solutions
Design for Future ORE SolutionsProf. Deborah Greaves OBE - Work Package 4
Work Package 4 will develop and validate methods and tools needed for the design and evaluation of future ORE technologies, enabling cost, risk and environmental impact reduction.
Floating ORE Structures
Floating ORE StructuresProf. Feargal Brennan - Work Package 5
Work Package 5 will assess the potential of very large ORE structures, including floating offshore wind, and will address key technical challenges to the design, deployment and operation of such structures.
Demonstration of Scenarios
Demonstration of ScenariosHenry Jeffrey - Work Package 1
Work Package 1 will define the characteristics of aspirational ORE deployment scenarios required to meet changing demand for the period from 2025 to 2050, with associated benefits, risks and research priorities.
Industry Speaker Presentations
Update of Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4
Update of Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4Will Apps - Crown Estate
Maygen UpdateDan Coles - SIMEC Atlantis Energy
Views on Offshore Wind Sector Deal, Round 4 Leasing and Future Challenges in Offshore Wind
Views on Offshore Wind Sector Deal, Round 4 Leasing and…Una Brosnan - Atkins
Implications of Renewable Generation on the Power System Performance in Great Britain
Implications of Renewable Generation on the Power System…William Hung - WH Power Systems Consultant Ltd
Wave Energy Scotland Programme Update
Wave Energy Scotland Programme UpdateElva Bannon - Wave Energy Scotland
BEIS Funded Demonstration and Innovation Projects
BEIS Funded Demonstration and Innovation ProjectsYannis Dragotis - Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy
Wider ORE Community Research and Initiatives
Physical testing and control of tidal turbines
Physical testing and control of tidal turbinesSupergen Marine (UKCMER) - Anup Nambiar
An efficient, experimentally validated, open source turbine array CFD model
An efficient, experimentally validated, open source turbine…Supergen Marine (UKCMER) - Ian Masters
Farming the Environment into the Grid - Big Data in Offshore Wind
Farming the Environment into the Grid - Big Data in…UK China projects - Rafael Palacios
Resilient Integrated-Coupled FOW platform design methodology (ResIn)
Resilient Integrated-Coupled FOW platform design…UK China projects - Ed Mackay
Update on Supergen Wind
Update on Supergen WindSupergen Wind - Bill Leithead
Supergen Wind at Durham University
Supergen Wind at Durham UniversitySupergen Wind - Christopher Crabtree
2019 Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Funded Projects
Recycling Composite Wind Turbine Blade for High-Performance Composite Manufacturing
Recycling Composite Wind Turbine Blade for High-Performance…Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde
Satellite Climate Observation for Offshore Renewable Energy Cost Reduction (SCORE)
Satellite Climate Observation for Offshore Renewable Energy…Lead Institution: University of Edinburgh
Enhancing Control Capability of ORE Systems for Stress Management and Grid Support
Enhancing Control Capability of ORE Systems for Stress…Lead Institution: University of Warwick
Novel Approaches for Physical Model Testing of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms
Novel Approaches for Physical Model Testing of Floating…Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde
Accounting for Current in Wave Buoy Measurements
Accounting for Current in Wave Buoy MeasurementsLead Institution: University of Manchester
Flow measurement for accurate tidal turbine design
Flow measurement for accurate tidal turbine designLead Institution: University of Bath
Passive Control of Wave Induced Platform Motions for Semi-submersible FOWTs
Passive Control of Wave Induced Platform Motions for…Lead Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Autonomous Biomimetic Robot-fish for Offshore Wind Farm Inspection
Autonomous Biomimetic Robot-fish for Offshore Wind Farm…Lead Institution: University of York
ALPHA: Numerical Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles Divided in Chalk
ALPHA: Numerical Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles Divided…Lead Institution: Imperial College London
Watch the video and download a PDF of the slides from the Supergen ORE Hub Second Annual Assembly.View PDF of slides