Quorum partners with Keele for Wind Farm Research Project

We are an engineering consultancy with clients across the world and have collaborated with Europe’s largest Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) to investigate the reliability of wind farms.

At Quorum we pride ourselves on our analytical approach to supporting equipment across a variety of sectors, identifying ways in which designs can be enhanced to improve supportability and meet the required capability, in the most cost efficient and operationally effective manner.

Having previously worked with Keele in 2010, we approached the University to see if the Research, Development and Innovation opportunities provided through the SEND programme could assist with our aim of evolving our understanding of wind farm technologies and the associated environmental and ecological impacts.

The enquiry resulted in a three-month project which saw Ajai Deo, a postgraduate student, working with us and contributing to our ongoing research into the engineering impacts of wind farms, specifically reliability and maintainability.

Speaking about the project our Operations Director, Trevor Hirst said:

“It has been great to partner with Keele University again and to collaborate with the academics and experts within the SEND programme. Working with Ajai has enabled us to blend our existing work with new research that will not only improve our portfolio, but also has the potential to contribute to the UK’s climate change agenda by making it more cost-effective to repair and maintain wind farm technology.”

To find out more about the sustainable business support opportunities available at Keele University, please visit keele.ac.uk/send.