Powering Scotland’s East Coast

7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine

Wind turbine in workshop

Located off the Fife coast, ORE Catapult’s Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine (LDT) is the world’s most advanced, open-access offshore wind turbine dedicated to R&D.

Unique among offshore wind testing facilities, the towering 7MW machine plays host to some of the industry’s most exciting innovations for testing and validation.

Since 2016, the Catapult has funded a STEM ambassador at Levenmouth Academy which has evolved into a full-time STEM Principle Teacher position, delivering extensive programmes throughout the school in areas such as robotics, drones and programming.

The Academy was also a beneficiary of ORE Catapult’s STEM Club Start-Up programme, which used funding from the Royal College of Engineering to spark local children’s interest in offshore renewable energy as a future career.

Other ways in which the Catapult has created opportunity for young people in the area are:

  • Providing hands-on experience and training for Fife College turbine technicians
  • Collaborative development of a next-generation Immersive Hybrid Reality offshore wind turbine for education and training for use in local schools and training centres.
  • Contributing to the development of a renewable energy curriculum across the Scottish College Network.

More information can be found here.