Offshore renewables programme invests over £2m in regional innovation as new call opens

by | Mar 25, 2022 | Funding, Inter-Array optimisation, Kinewell Energy

A further four companies operating in the North of Tyne region have been selected to develop their innovative technologies as the latest round of funding from the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme takes its total regional investment to over £2m.

The successful companies – TechnipFMC, FES International, Kinewell Energy, and Enshore Subsea – will receive a share of £800,000 in match funding made available through the second round of the TIGGOR programme’s technology demonstration strand. Last year, the programme awarded £1.5m across five companies for green technology development.

TIGGOR is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) as part of its wider Energy, Green Growth and Climate Change and delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

The companies applied for support to accelerate innovative technology concepts in key areas such as dynamic subsea cable arrays, re-usable suction vent hatches for fixed and floating offshore wind farms and scanning for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). Each company will work closely with ORE Catapult, as well as demonstrate their technologies to specialists at Equinor, joint venture partner and future operator of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, and EDF Renewables, which owns and operates the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm.

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