The Offshore Renewables Institute

The ORI is a new research partnership between the University of Dundee; the University of Aberdeen; and Robert Gordon University focused on developing and delivering solutions to the offshore wind industry, in the North Sea and globally. The vision is to become the recognised global authority on the delivery and implementation of offshore renewable energy.

The ORI offers an interdisciplinary and integrated approach bringing together experts, researchers, and knowledge from different disciplines and all three university partners to confront challenges faced by Industry and Government in delivering and managing the offshore wind industry across four main themes.

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Latest Projects

Wind Energy

Sector: tidal

Capacity: 1,500MW

Outer Moray Firth

A joint venture between EDP Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK - plans to install 189 to 339 turbines over a 295km² area, with a total generation capacity of 1,500MW.

Outer Moray Firth
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Latest news


Sector: wind

Date: 24/07/14

Government Approves Offshore Wind Farm at Rampion

The government has approved an offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast which could generate enough electricity for 450,000 homes.


Sector: tidal

Date: 08/07/14

Crown Estate unlocks further Scottish wave and tidal opportunities

Four new demonstration wave and tidal zones and sites in Scottish waters are set to be developed to help further technology development.

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Who are we

Dundee University
Aberdeen University
Robert Gordon University
European Regional Development Fund