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: 17/01/15

Step forward for green power with announcement - Shetland

“The Secretary of State provided a strong indication of how the UK government intends to roll out the separate island strike price for onshore wind and reiterated both governments’ commitment to overcome any barriers to electricity interconnectors to the islands"

http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2015/01/17/step-forward-for-green-power-with-announcement

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 Energy

Sector: wind

Date: 16/01/15

Wind power 'adds resilience to UK energy market'

The report, by Cambridge Econometrics for RenewableUK, said wind power saved the UK £579 million in fossil fuel costs in 2013.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30841686

 

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Who are we

Dundee University
Aberdeen University
Robert Gordon University
European Regional Development Fund