The Carbon Trust has launched Stage 2 of the Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) for Offshore Wind.
ORJIP is address barriers for offshore wind, such as aiming to reduce consenting risk, project maturation time, cost and the environmental impact of existing and future offshore wind farms. ORJIP Stage 2, announced on 27 August, will look to provide a framework to identify, develop, initiate and conduct impactful, strategic research and development projects over the next four years. The work will better inform consenting authorities and offshore windfarm developers on the environmental risk associated with planned and existing offshore wind projects.
The programme is being funded by both public and private partners such as EDF Renewables, E.ON, Equinor, Innogy, Marine Scotland, Shell, SSE Renewables, The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland.
Jan Matthiesen, Director of Offshore Wind at the Carbon Trust, said: “Stage 1 created a solid foundation to build on and we look forward to working with the partners to advance a progressive programme of research to reduce the consenting risk associated with offshore wind development.”