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Reference Number EP/Y016297/1
Title Supergen ORE Impact Hub 2023
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 75%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 40%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 20%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 20%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 20%;
Principal Investigator Prof D (Deborah ) Greaves
No email address given
School of Marine Science and Engineering
University of Plymouth
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2023
End Date 30 June 2027
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £7,965,317
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South West
Programme Energy and Decarbonisation
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof D (Deborah ) Greaves , School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Dr RHJ Willden , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr BW Byrne , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr X Zhao , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr PR Thies , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Mr H Jeffrey , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr TJ Stallard , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor FP Brennan , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor J Gilbert , Engineering, University of Hull (0.001%)
Dr BE Scott , Inst of Biological and Environmental Sci, University of Aberdeen (0.001%)
Professor DJ White , Sch of Engineering, University of Southampton (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Bristol (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Carbon Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Western Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Scotland Science (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Composites Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , University College Cork, Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Systems Catapult Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , PA Consulting Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , RenewableUK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ocean University of China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aviva Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Power Systems Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Management Organisation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wave Energy Scotland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Joint Nature Conservation Committee (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ørsted (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Crown Estate (0.000%)
Project Contact , Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aura Innovation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Det Norske Veritas DNV GL UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens Gamesa (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Marine Energy Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , ThakeConsult (0.000%)
Project Contact , Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Celtic Sea Power (0.000%)
Project Contact , Eleven Integration (0.000%)
Project Contact , France Energies Marine (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fred. Olsen Seawind Ltd. (0.000%)
Project Contact , GE Grid Solutions (UK) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Gazelle Wind Power (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Energy Wales (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ocean Winds UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pacific Marine Energy Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , Renewables Consulting Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Maine (0.000%)
Project Contact , Vercity (0.000%)
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Abstract The UK is leading the development and installation of offshore renewable energy technologies. With over 13GW of installed offshore wind capacity and another 3GW under construction, two operational and one awarded floating offshore demonstration projects as well as Contracts for Difference awards for four tidal energy projects, offshore renewable energy will provide the backbone of the Net Zero energy system, giving energy security, green growth and jobs in the UK.The revised UK targets that underpin the Energy Security Strategy seek to grow offshore wind capacity to 50 GW, with up to 5 GW floating offshore wind by 2030. Further acceleration is envisaged beyond 2030 with targets of around 150 GW anticipated for 2050. To achieve these levels of deployment, ORE developments need to move beyond current sites to more challenging locations in deeper water, further from shore, while the increasing pace of deployment introduces major challenges in consenting, manufacture and installation. These are ambitious targets that will require strategic innovation and research to achieve the necessary technology acceleration while ensuring environmental sustainability and societal acceptance.The role of the Supergen ORE Hub 2023 builds on the academic and scientific networks, traction with industry and policymakers and the reputation for research leadership established in the Supergen ORE Hub 2018. The new hub will utilise existing and planned research outcomes to accelerate the technology development, collaboration and industry uptake for commercial ORE developments.The Supergen ORE Hub strategy will focus on delivering impact and knowledge transfer, underpinned by excellent research, for the benefit of the wider sector, providing research and development for the economic and social benefit of the UK. Four mechanisms for leverage are envisaged to accelerate the ORE expansion: Streamlining ORE projects, by accelerating planning, consenting and build out timescales; upscaling the ORE workforce, increasing the scale and efficiency of ORE devices and system; enhanced competitiveness, maximising ORE local content and ORE economic viability in the energy portfolio; whilst ensuring sustainability, yielding positive environmental and social benefits from ORE.The research programme is built around five strategic workstreams, i) ORE expansion - policy and scenarios , ii) Data for ORE design and decision-making, iii) ORE modelling, iv) ORE design methods and v) Future ORE systems and concepts, which will be delivered through a combination of core research to tackle sector wide challenges in a holistic and synergistic manner, strategic projects to address emerging sector challenges and flexible funding to deliver targeted projects addressing focussed opportunities. Supergen Representative Systems will be established as a vehicle for academic and industry community engagement to provide comparative reference cases for assessing applicability of modelling tools and approaches, emerging technology and data processing techniques.The Supergen ORE Hub outputs, research findings and sector progress will be communicated through directed networking, engagement and dissemination activities for the range of academic, industry and policy and governmental stakeholders, as well as the wider public.Industry leverage will be achieved through new co-funding mechanisms, including industry-funded flexible funding calls, direct investment into research activities and the industry-funded secondment of researchers, with >53% industry plus >23% HEI leverage on the EPSRC investment at proposal stage. The Hub will continue and expand its role in developing and sustaining the pipeline of talent flowing into research and industry by integrating its ECR programme with Early Career Industrialists and by enhancing its programme of EDI activities to help deliver greater diversity within the sector and to promote ORE as a rewarding and accessible career for all
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Added to Database 05/07/23