ORE Catapult and Tus Extent China Collaboration
Via EUREC Members, ORE Catapult
ORE Catapult and China’s Tus Holdings have extended their international collaboration through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the People’s Government of Qingdao and the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao).
The parties will cooperate in the Qingdao Marine Science and Technology Revitalization Plan, jointly developing marine renewable energy technology and cooperation between China and Britain. Qingdao is an important coastal economic centre in Shandong Province, close to the TUS-ORE Catapult Research Centre (TORC), opened in March of this year.
“This new collaboration is an important and very welcome next step in growing our presence in China,” said the Catapult’s CEO Andrew Jamieson. “We expect it to facilitate further joint research programmes and support market entry and incubation for UK businesses in China through demonstration of new technologies on a 300MW windfarm in the Shandong Province.”
“Shandong Province will be one of the biggest offshore wind energy markets in China,” said Charlie Du, President of TUS Triple Helix and TUS Clean Energy Senior President. “This four-party collaboration is another milestone achieved by ORE Catapult and Tuspark in their UK-China offshore renewable energy partnership, after the successful establishment of TORC.”
The Catapult’s new £2m research centre in Yantai City, China
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