National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec)

Supporting the development of the energy technologies of the future

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) is a leading research and development platform for new, sustainable and renewable energy technologies.

Key information

Date started: 2010

Completion date: Ongoing

The three new facilities constructed - Fujin Wind Drivetrain test facility, Wind Turbine Blade test facility, and Nautilus Marine Drivetrain test facility - will test present and future design developments in renewable energy generation and are intended to cater for generation development for 20 years.

The three new test facilities require infrastructure improvements such as quay strengthening and routes for the loading and passage of large test pieces.

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend was appointed CDM Coordinator for the project. In addition, the client recognised the benefits of our wider, enhanced approach to meeting effective CDM Health and Safety objectives. Our services included:


Turner & Townsend have consistently and professionally represented Narec's interests during the development and implementation phases of the project.

Tony Quinn Operations Director, National Renewable Energy Centre