RES signs operations and maintenance contract for Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult met mast

RES has been chosen to deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for their offshore met mast situated approximately three nautical miles off Blyth.

RES will be delivering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance plus 24/7 remote operations for the structures, equipment and instrumentation systems. This will include all work on the mast together with project management, data management and provision of offshore logistics. A major component of the services will be the provision of support to the installation and maintenance activities relevant to research and developments projects developed by ORE Catapult and tested on the structures of the met mast.

This contract follows a previous three year contract term where RES provided the support services to ORE Catapult to operate and maintain the Anemometer Hub.

Filippo Di Salle, General Manager AO&M for RES Support Services, commented:

“By winning a competitive tender process we have demonstrated to our client that our experience and expertise in providing O&M services to the wider offshore wind industry matched with excellent health & safety track record and good value for money is very difficult to beat.”

Graham Campbell, Head of Projects & Assets at ORE Catapult, commented:

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with RES going forward, ensuring that the operations and maintenance activities carried out at our met mast are of a consistently high standard.”



Filippo DiSalle
General Manager AO&M
01923 608 280

ORE Catapult

Lee Madigan
Head of Communications
0333 004 1405

1. RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy companies. At the forefront of renewable energy development for over 35 years, RES has developed and/or built over 13GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide. RES’ core activities are onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission. RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe. For more information, visit

2. ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is one of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy and helps to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.