Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) recently merged with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.  The ORE Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

We combine world-class research, development, demonstration and testing facilities with leadership, industrial reach and engineering expertise to accelerate the design, deployment and commercialisation of renewable energy technology innovation.

We are not-for-distributed-profit and will collaborate widely to de-risk and commercialise technological solutions and standards that can be embraced by the market.


Abundant, affordable energy from offshore wind, wave and tide.


To accelerate the development, testing, commercialisation and deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies, enabling a vibrant sector driven by research and innovation, collaboration and enhanced knowledge, that generates affordable, low carbon power and considerable UK economic benefit.