Narec has built the most comprehensive open-access test and research facilities anywhere in the world to enable the scale-up of offshore renewable energy technologies.

These reliability, design verification and accelerated life testing facilities have been developed to meet demand from manufacturers of bigger offshore wind turbines and from technology developers looking to commercialise tidal turbine technologies.  

They are attracting world-leading technology developers to the UK to get new technologies ready for deployment offshore more quickly, ironing out any problems in a controlled, low risk and confidential environment.
 

100MW capacity Offshore Wind Demonstration Site

Turbine Blades up to 100m in length

3MW Drive Train Test Specification

Wind Turbine Nacelle Test Facility Specification

HV, Materials and Electrical Laboratories

1/10th scale wave prototypes

Subsea connections and deployment

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