The UTC in Advanced EMD undertakes research programmes under the direction of Rolls-Royce, with a view to facilitating advancements in technology aimed at future Rolls-Royce market requirements.
The pioneering Sheffield Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Research Centre (S²GRE) brings together researchers from both partners to develop reliable, innovative and efficient wind turbine generators for cutting-edge onshore and offshore wind power systems.
More than £4 million of funding has generated over 30 patents for Siemens Gamesa and trained skilled graduate researchers, eight of whom now work for the company.
CREESA is one of the UK’s leading research centres on all aspects of electrical energy storage. Their research includes the Willenhall Project, a unique £4.8m Battery Energy Storage Demonstrator – a 2MW grid connected research facility utilising a lithium titanate battery.
CRRC Electric Drives Technology Research Centre
Established in September 2014, the centre undertakes research in to developing key electric drive technologies for the propulsion of high-speed trains and electric buses for the global market.
The centre is working with CRRC to address the key issues associated with high power, high power density, high efficiency and high reliability permanent magnet machines and drive systems.