Lorna Bennet

Project Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Lorna joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in June 2016. She is involved in both research and design projects, with a background of mechanical design and project management she has supported over 160 technology developments, demonstrations and research projects. Lorna works on a wide variety of exciting projects, engaging with SMEs, organisations and academia to address industry challenges through technology innovation and research, supporting the energy transition, through diversifying and transferring technology offerings to the wind, wave and tidal industries.

Since September 2020 she has been responsible for leading the delivery of projects under the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA) in collaboration with the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC). This ground-breaking collaboration aims to transform the energy sector, accelerating the UK’s transition to net-zero and ensuring a reliable and secure source of power for the future. Her expertise is leading research into wind farm life extension and sustainable decommissioning solutions, towards the development of a Circular Economy for the Wind Sector (CEWS).