Situated just metres off the coast of Fife, the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine (LDT) was acquired by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in 2015 and is the world’s largest and most advanced open access offshore wind turbine dedicated to research and demonstration. Since then, 112 SMEs have accessed the facility for technology development, testing or demonstration, providing an invaluable and unique facility for businesses to innovate, to prove new technologies and find vital routes to market. Forty-five collaborative research and development projects have been completed and the site has been used for research by academic partners 97 times. Altogether, there have been 267 engagements with the facility for technology innovation and research purposes.
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