National Renewable Energy Centre

Partner short name: Narec

Brief description

Narec operates world-leading open access and independent translational research, development and testing facilities for offshore wind, wave, tidal and electrical network technologies. We work with industry to increase device reliability, reduce product costs and accelerate the development and deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies. Our multi-disciplined team of highly qualified engineers and technical specialists have in-depth experience of renewable energy technologies.

Clients and Collaborators

Project developers, utilities, major manufacturers, universities, research organisations and supply chain companies.


  • Applied research
  • Consultancy
  • Testing and demonstration
  • Technology development
  • Systems integration
  • Performance verification

Role in MareWint

Narec is an Associated Partner in the MARE-WINT FP7 project. Narec will work with TWI (one of the project full beneficiaries) on WP4 (Reliability and Predictive Maintenance). Narec’s role is to host an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for around 2 months in 2014 as well as attending meetings and contributing to advisory group sessions. The ESR will be involved in fatigue testing of a full scale composite offshore wind turbine blade.

Contact Information

National Renewable Energy Centre
Offshore House
Albert Street
NE24 1LZ
Tel: +44 (0)1670 359 555
Fax: +44 (0)1670 359 666

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