The Offshore Renewables Institute

The Offshore Renewables Institute (ORI) encourages and facilitates collaborations between our three partner universities: University of Dundee; University of Aberdeen; and Robert Gordon University and the offshore renewable energy sector to deliver industry relevant solutions in the North Sea and globally.  Our collective 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 energy industry.  Our expertise focuses on four thematic areas:

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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.

Outer Moray Firth
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Latest news


Sector: tidal

Date: 01/02/18

Dundee Leads EU Tidal Power Reasearch Application

SMART BLADE is a multi national reasearch collaboration led by the University of Dundee which aims to reduce cost in tidal stream generation.


Sector: wind

Date: 22/12/17

Innovate UK Success for BASE Project

ORI to colaborate in development of revolotionary wind turbine access system following success in Innovate UK funding competition.

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Who are we

Dundee University
Aberdeen University
Robert Gordon University
European Regional Development Fund