February 2021

The North of Tyne region has been selected to showcase their innovative technologies to offshore wind industry giants Equinor and EDF Renewables as part of the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme.

Unasys have selected Force55 Ltd to assist in the TIGGOR program that seeks to accelerate innovative technology concepts in key areas of operations and maintenance for offshore wind, including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), digital twins, cable arrays and sensors. Unasys/F55 will demonstrate a combined real-time and multi-layered management platform to specialists at Equinor, the joint venture partner and future operator of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, and EDF Renewables, which owns and operates the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm.

In turn, these leading offshore wind owner/operators will provide technology assessment and advice on how these technologies could be applied to offshore wind. ORE Catapult will also provide direct support, including access to test and demonstration facilities at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.