Author Archives: MPS

Heatwave Highway: The Environmental Imperative for Renewables

By Dr Graham Foster, Chief Technical Officer, Marine Power Systems The summer of 2018 has been like no other. Record-breaking highs. A stalled jet stream. Sweltering temperatures from France to Finland. Wildfires in Sweden, Greece, electricity rationing in California. A natural disaster declared in Japan. Is this simply an anomaly, or a clear example that[…]

WaveSub Successfully Installed at FaBTest

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has successfully installed its prototype WaveSub wave energy converter at marine test centre FaBTest, marking the start of a new phase of sea-based testing. The WaveSub will now run through the final stages of on-site commissioning before energy generation tests kicks off later this summer. The arrival of the WaveSub at FaBTest[…]

MPS Commissions Powerbuoy ahead of WaveSub Installation at FaBTest

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has successfully completed the assembly and commissioning of its PowerBuoy, a grid simulator device designed to operate alongside its quarter scale prototype WaveSub wave energy converter. The assembly and commissioning of the PowerBuoy, which took place in Falmouth, Cornwall, will enable MPS to move forwards with its testing of the WaveSub[…]

WaveSub Links With Grid Simulation Buoy

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has completed pre-deployment testing of WaveSub’s PowerBuoy ahead of deployment at FaBTest. The PowerBuoy, designed and manufactured by MJR Power & Automation, was last week positioned dockside and coupled to the WaveSub for testing. The try-outs were supported by Severn Subsea Technologies and MJR Power & Automation who have both been[…]

Unchartered Territories: Building the UK Into a 21st Century Maritime Nation

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Following the news that the WaveSub was successfully launched in January, we’ve been busy working through a suite of initial tests to confirm the device is absolutely ready to move into the next phase of testing at FaBTest. The outcome of these tests has been[…]

Snow Storms, School Visits and a Serious Call to Curb Carbon

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) As February drew to a close, the first snowflakes of the infamous ‘Beast from the East’ arrived at the Marine Power Systems HQ. The snow also hit RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal conference in Glasgow at which we were present, making it – I assume[…]

Low Carbon UK: Matching Natural Resources with Renewable Tech

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Without dispute, 2017 was a landmark year for the UK’s renewable energy industry. Enjoying its first 24 hours without coal in March, history was made in September when two developers agreed to build offshore wind farms at a record-low strike price of £57.50 per[…]

FORESEA Supports 6 Technology Developers to Deploy at SmartBay Test Site

The EU-funded FORESEA programme has approved funding for six developers of offshore renewable energy technologies to deploy technologies at the SmartBay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site. The announcement marks a new phase in ocean energy development in Ireland, with more technologies than ever planning to hit the water in the coming 2 years. FORESEA[…]