The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) and the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, and their offshore wind farm developer partners (the Challengers) are seeking a dynamic fall arrest system that understands the difference between a fall and normal movement from wave action. The winning business(es) in this competition will be given a commercial opportunity to deliver their solution to the, and receive support from the KTN, ORE Catapult and the wider InnovateUK network.
Safety actuated systems on demand
The Challenge Owner operates a large number of critical safety devices that are activated by means of a pyrotechnic actuator. Pyrotechnics are used as a small electrical signal can create a chemical reaction which releases a larger amount of energy that can then release covers for emergency equipment to drop out or other such operations. The challenge is to deliver the same level of performance from a fit-and-forget solution that does not require the use of pyrotechnics and can ideally be retrofitted.