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: wind

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.

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Outer Moray Firth
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Latest news

 Energy

Sector: wind

Date: 02/03/15

A £2 billion wind array off the coast of Fife has emerged as the major Scottish winner in the UK electricity market’s first green energy auction.

Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference for its Neart Na Gaoithe (NNG) development off Fife Ness.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/business/news/neart-na-gaoithe-offshore-windfarm-a-big-winner-in-green-energy-auction-1.844303

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 Energy

Sector: wind

Date: 27/02/15

Cost of offshore wind energy falls to £121/MWh, putting industry on course to beat £100/MWh target by 2020

Energy from offshore wind farms is almost 11 per cent cheaper than three years ago, putting the industry well on course to meet government cost-cutting targets.

The figures revealed in an industry report yesterday show the lifetime cost of energy from offshore wind has come down from £136 per megawatt hour of electricity produced in 2011 to £121/MWh for projects moving to construction between 2012 and 2014.

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Who are we

Dundee University
Aberdeen University
Robert Gordon University
European Regional Development Fund