Author Archives: MPS

MPS signs agreement with Associated British Ports to support the deployment of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea

To coincide with the start of Renewable UK’s Global Offshore Wind trade show in Manchester, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s largest and leading ports operator has announced a new collaboration with Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Wales based floating wind technology developer to accelerate the advancement of floating offshore wind technology in the Celtic[…]

MPS contribute to Quoceant’s Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) project to accelerate Q-Connect

Marine Power Systems (MPS) are to join forces with Quoceant on their OWGP project to accelerate their Q-Connect technology into the floating offshore wind market. Quoceant have been developing marine quick connection systems, both for mooring and electrical connections, for many years and gaining experience of their operation in both wave and tidal applications. Q-Connect[…]

Industrial collaboration led by MPS awarded £1m to develop strip steel floating offshore wind platforms

A Wales-centred industrial collaboration, led by Swansea-based Marine Power Systems, has been awarded nearly £1 million of innovation funding. The project is to develop the use of low CO2 steels from Tata Steel’s Port Talbot site to build platforms for floating offshore wind structures and strengthen local supply chains. The Launchpad project is a collaboration[…]

RWE commissions study with MPS into Celtic Sea opportunities for ports and suppliers

The Celtic Sea region offers a huge opportunity to develop large-scale, commercial floating offshore wind and RWE as the largest energy producer and renewables operator in Wales, wants to play a part in its delivery.  In anticipation of this, RWE has commissioned Swansea-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) to develop a project plan for delivering up[…]

MPS appoints Windsy on wind turbine EPCM job

Windsy has been selected to support Marine Power Systems in the supply and deployment of the wind turbine to be used on their megawatt scale commercial demonstrator at BiMEP in northern Spain. Windsy GmbH is a leading global consultancy and engineering service provider to the wind industry. Windsy develops robust and reliable wind turbine products[…]

MPS appoints TSC to support the development of their unique deployment system

TSC has been selected to support Marine Power Systems with the design and development of their unique tensioner deployment system, to be used on their megawatt scale commercial demonstrator at BiMEP in northern Spain. TSC UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMIC, is dedicated to high-end equipment manufacturing for offshore engineering projects. CMIC has solved[…]

Rising to the challenge and floating the future

A lot has happened since all eyes were focussed on COP26 in November last year. Rising energy prices have put a huge squeeze on household budgets and continue to drive inflation. The war in Ukraine has further accentuated the situation and pushed ‘energy security’ up the political agenda. Against this backdrop governments around the world[…]

UK To Hold Yearly Contracts For Difference Auctions From Next Year Onwards

Marine Power Systems is delighted to see the UK Government is hitting the accelerator on low-cost renewable power. The auctions for funding through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme will be run every year rather than every two years from March 2023 onwards. The move will speed up the UK adoption of MPS devices and[…]