Vision and Values

The FastBlade vision: To offer high-quality, low-cost fatigue testing of composites structures for research and product development.


The FastBlade team are committed to delivering robust results based on sound engineering and exceptional customer service in a world class facility.

  • Integrity
  • Commitment to Customers
  • Continuous Learning
  • Constant Improvement
  • Innovation
  • Quality
  • Transparency
  • Traceability
  • Cost Effective

Our Aim

Our aim is to provide the necessary expertise and equipment for full life testing of tidal blades in order to validate designs, enable the growth of tidal blades and to reduce in the levelised cost of energy of tidal stream energy.


Objective 1: Cutting Edge Equipment - Provide the equipment and infrastructure to test and verify large scale composite designs prior to deployment in the marine energy, oil & gas, road, rail, defence and aerospace sectors.

Objective 2: World Leading Service  - Lead the development of the test processes and attain accreditations to test and verify large scale composite designs prior to deployment.

Objective 3: Develop Digital Skills – The facility will contribute the advancement of data collection skills of apprentices, contributing to the Fife region, augmenting the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal & Data-Driven Innovation agendas.