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Offshore Wind Accelerator Competition: Black Startable Offshore Wind Turbines

Call for expressions of interest in its new global innovation competition, aiming to develop and enhance black start capabilities for offshore wind turbines.

This competition is designed to provide a signal to the market that black start capabilities are now required for offshore wind turbines, encouraging innovators to consider how they can develop a technology solution that could form a key part of the low carbon energy system of the future.

To demonstrate their commitment, the OWA members are willing to sponsor developments that meet their specifications. The competition objective is to identify, qualify and rapidly de-risk innovative, cost effective, maintenance-friendly, reliable and low carbon solutions that provide black start capabilities for offshore wind.

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Should you have any questions, please refer to the competition documents, or send an email to and


The closing date to receive tender submissions is 13:30 GMT Friday 2 March 2018.



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