NIWE and ORE Catapult partner for offshore wind development in India

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) of India and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) ORE Catapult of the UK have signed a joint declaration of intent to establish a five-year collaboration programme for the development of wind energy, particularly offshore wind.

NIWE and ORE Catapult will collaborate on innovation and research and development, market and supply chain growth, new technology test and demonstration, and skills programmesfor offshore wind. The technical supply chain innovation analysis of the wind energy sector between the UK and India will be supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – India. India and the UK will also collaborate to identify cost-effective sites for development of offshore wind power in India. The programme will also include wind energy technology demonstration infrastructure in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu. There will be research collaboration and knowledge exchange to address the specific challenges of deploying offshore wind. The two countries will also focus on offshore wind power supply chain growth programmes, with an emphasis on installation, balance of plant, and operations and maintenance.

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