Testing Institutions

Academic Institute

Business Support 

Certification Body 

Consultancy / Engineering Company 

Academic Institute

Business Support 

Certification Body 

Consultancy / Engineering Company 

Demonstration Site

Aeroelastic, blade and cable testing

  • Imperial College of London - Load Control and Aeroelastics Lab

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 100m Blade Test Facility

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - Blade Rain Erosion Test Rig and Laboratory

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 50m R&D Blade Test Facility

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - Dynamic Cable Test Rig

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - HV & Materials Laboratory

  • EDF Energy - Renewables Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 27m Turbine Training Tower

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 7MW Demonstration Offshore Wind Turbine

  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - Energy Research Unit (ERU) - Britwind H15 Wind Turbine

  • Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) - National Offshore Wind Turbine Test facility (NOWTTF)

  • TUV SUD NEL National Wind Energy Centre

  • University of Cranfield - Wind Turbine Experimental Facility

  • University of Exeter - Falmouth Bay Test Site (FaBTest)

  • University of Exeter - South West Mooring Test Facility (SWMTF)

  • Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) - European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

  • Wave Hub Ltd - Wave Hub Test Site

  • Queens University Belfast – Portaferry Tidal Test Site

  • SmartBay – MARETS

  • EMEC – Wave Scale, EMEC Scale Wave Test Site (Scapa Flow)

  • EMEC – Integrated Monitoring Pod

  • EMEC – Full Scale Tidal

  • EMEC – Full Scale Wave

  • EMEC – Tidal Scale

  • EMEC – WEC PTO, EMEC - European Marine Energy Centre

  • PacWave

Drive Train / Dynamometer Testing

  • Durham University - Energy Conversion and Drivetrain Research Laboratory

  • Energy Technology Centre - Rotating Machinery Test Facility

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 15 MW Wind Turbine Nacelle Test Facility

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 1MW Powertrain Test Rig Facility

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - 3MW Powertrain Test Rig Facility

  • University of Cardiff - Machines Lab

  • University of Sheffield - Electrical Machines & Drives (EMD) Laboratory

  • University of Strathclyde - Powertrain Testing Facilities

  • University of Edinburgh - 30kW Drive Test Rig

Fundations 

  • University of Dundee - Geotechnical Laboratory

  • University of Surrey - SAGE (Surrey Advanced Geotechnical Engineering) Lab

Hydrodynamics

  • Heriot-Watt University - Wave Basin

  • HR Wallingford Fast Flow Facility

  • Newcastle University - Hydrodynamics Laboratory

  • University of Edinburgh - Curved Wave Tank

  • University of Edinburgh - FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

  • University of Liverpool - National Oceanography Centre

  • University of Plymouth - Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) Laboratory

  • University of Strathclyde - Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory

  • University College Cork - Lir National Ocean Test Facility – Ocean Basin

  • University College Cork - Lir National Ocean Test Facility – Wave & Current Flume

  • University College Cork - Lir National Ocean Test Facility – Deep Ocean Basin

  • University College Cork – Lir National Ocean Test Facility – Wave Watch Flume

  • Queens University Belfast – Wide Wave Tank

Electrical Systems Testing 

  • Newcastle University - Power Electronics, Drives and Machines Lab

  • Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult - Grid Emulation (eGrid)

  • Parsons Peebles Electric Motor & Generator Test Facility

  • Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) - UK HVDC Test Centre

  • University of Cardiff - Power Electronic Lab

  • University of Cranfield - Electrical Machine Test and Validation Platform

  • University of Edinburgh - Electrical Machines and Power Electronics Test Laboratory

  • University of Manchester - National Grid Power Systems Research Centre

  • University of Manchester - Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Test Laboratory

  • University of Nottingham - Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Testing Facilities

  • University of Southampton - Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL)

  • University of Strathclyde - Distribution Network & Protection Laboratory

  • University of Strathclyde - High Voltage Technologies & Electrical Plant Diagnostics

  • University of Strathclyde - Power Networks Demonstration Centre

  • University of Warwick - Power Electronics Applications Lab

  • University of Exeter - Electrical Power Systems Laboratory