The TiPA project has completed another important stage in the development of its innovative direct drive power take-off (PTO) solution. The TiPA PTO subsystem has successfully completed 12 weeks of performance testing at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. The PTO subsystem underwent a rigorous testing regime developed by Nova Innovation and RWTH Aachen University to test the performance, reliability and survivability of the novel subsystem. The PTO subsystem has now returned to Nova Innovation’s manufacturing facility in Edinburgh where it will undergo a forensic inspection before being deployed for in-sea testing during winter 2018.