Friday, 02 Dec 2022
Delivered by a collaboration of two Catapult centres: ORE Catapult and the National Composites Centre (NCC), part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, the Joule Challenge Phase 2 project will set out to prove that composite materials can deliver significant performance and light-weighting opportunities that will be essential to addressing the technical challenge of developing the next generation wind turbine platform beyond 20MW. The second phase will focus on developing concept components utilising high-value design and manufacture (HVDM) expertise to capitalise on existing UK capabilities. It will also support the Offshore Wind Sector Deal’s ambitions to drive down the cost of energy through lower-cost manufacturing, increasing UK content and developing export opportunities of between £60-80m per year by 2030.
A key element of the project is the engagement with the UK composite and offshore wind sectors to gather market intelligence and explore the potential for how these next-generation components can be manufactured and delivered, with the emphasis on increasing content of the UK supply chains.
Join us for a 1-hour webinar on 2nd December, 11am, where we will cover:
- Background on the Joule Challenge Programme and potential UK impact
- An initial overview of selected wind turbine components being reviewed for next generation composite design and manufacture
- Time to feedback on the opportunities for your business and the UK supply chain
- 11.00 - Event Start & Introduction to Joule
- Overview & Question & Answers
- Shaft & Hub Systems
- 12.00 - Event Close