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Wind Turbine Bearing Test Facility

The requirement is ORE Catapult to contract with a single company or consortium to design, procure, construct and commission a wind turbine bearing test facility ("WTBTF") at its Blyth site, comprising a strong floor and associated hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & control systems. The WTBTF is being issued by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult ('ORE Catapult') as a competitive procurement exercise in accordance with the 'Competitive Procedure with Negotiation' for tendering under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time). Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult ORE Catapult ( is the UK's flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. Headquartered in Glasgow, it has world-leading test and demonstration facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The senior management team is split between Glasgow and Blyth, with extensive technical expertise and knowledge at both locations. Project Background Initially, the WTBTF shall be carrying out pitch bearing tests and in the future shall be capable of being modified to fulfil main bearing testing and or other component testing. The ORE Catapult reserve the right to issue an amendment to the Contract for any future adaptations as a variation to the Contract OR if deemed appropriate, subject any future adaptations to further competition. Due to funding arrangement this will be an aggressive build programme. ORE Catapult reserve the right to vary the Contract term following discussion with suppliers during the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation process. ORE Catapult reserve the right to add additional requirements to the scope of the Works during the Contract life, as it is deemed appropriate within the scope of the Works. ORE Catapult has determined that the requirement is not suitable for dividing into lots as it is not appropriate to have the various elements of the Works delivered by separate suppliers due to the complexity of the requirements. Accordingly, ORE Catapult intends to award a single contract for the requirement.


Gillian Sharp
Offshore House
Albert Street
NE24 1LZ
+44 3330041419

Contract value: 6000000-6000000

Published: 25 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 24 Aug 2018