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UK Renewable Tech Pioneer ONYX Opens Innovation Lab at Nottingham HQ, Amid Rapid Global Expansion

Nottingham, UK, September 7th, 2022 – ONYX Insight, a leading provider of data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry, announces the opening of an Advanced Sensing and Engineering laboratory at its UK headquarters in Nottingham today.

This is following the businesses recent announcement reporting exponential international growth over the last 6 years, as it surpasses a plethora of milestones, including 10,000 turbines monitored worldwide and the shipping of 7,000 of its award-winning advanced sensing technology, ecoCMS, wind turbine operators across the globe.

The business proudly partners with over 200 customers spanning 30 countries, including 8 of the top 10 wind asset owners. This increased market share sees the benefits of ONYX Insight’s combination of data analytics and engineering expertise brought to an ever-increasing volume of wind energy assets, supporting owner-operators as it helps to reduce operational expenditure.

2021 saw the arrival of three new offices, with Brisbane, Australia opening in February, Shanghai, China in April, and Madrid, Spain in May. The launch of its advanced sensing laboratory at their Nottingham HQ on 7th September will build on the existing pedigree of localised innovation and expertise empowering a global industry.

ONYX Insight was the first company to introduce micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology for condition monitoring in the wind industry, which gained them two Queens Awards for Enterprise in 2021. This innovation has radically changed the return-on-investment model for wind turbine monitoring and data analytics, allowing owners and operators to put in place robust predictive maintenance strategies based on state-of-the-art analytics data and practical engineering solutions.

Since the launch of its award-winning sensing product, ecoCMS, the business has launched ecoPITCH, an innovative technology revolutionising pitch bearing monitoring. The advanced sensing laboratory will be used for research and development into new technologies and products, enabling ONYX Insight to continue delivering innovative solutions to support wind sector growth and facilitate the energy transition

“Under Dr. John Coultate’s leadership, ONYX Insight’s advanced sensing research and development team now supports thousands of customer assets across the world from our base in the East Midlands in the UK. This is a regional success story on a global scale that we can be very proud of, allowing us to offer world-leading career development opportunities in electronic systems, and helping us to position the UK and East Midlands at the heart of the renewable energy transition,” says Steve Mulholland, VP of Human Resources, Onyx Insight.

“ONYX Insight has seen significant global expansion in the last few years, with evidential increases in our customer-base, the volume of assets we support, and in our team and its global reach. By meeting these milestones, we are increasing our valuable impact on the wind industry, which the ONYX team has been dedicated to for nearly 15 years. To date, we have enabled an additional 228GWh of energy production and saved over 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year,” says Bruce Hall, CEO, Onyx Insight.

“As part of our future vision, we are excited to announce an expansion to our headquarters in the UK, and our increased investment into research and development, as well as the continued growth of our team and offices worldwide. There is much more we can and will do to support the success of global wind power, and we’re excited to welcome the next phase of that journey.”