The UK has enormous sources of renewable energy in the waves, tides and wind around our shores. Subsea and offshore renewables will contribute to our energy security needs in the future as well as helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.
Offshore Wind Turbines
Off shore wind is the dominant technology. The principal of a wind turbine is simple – the energy in the wind turns two or three rotor blades which are connected to a shaft, which consequently spins, turning a generator and producing electricity. This simplicity belies the challenges of operating off-shore. It is a harsh environment, making installation, operation and maintenance a feat of technological ingenuity. The offshore wind industry in the UK currently produces 9% of the UK’s electricity, producing about 15 terawatts of electrici