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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[…]

What is ‘manufacturability’ and why is it so important?

Designing technology that delivers cost effective electricity generation is one thing but manufacturing that technology and deploying it at industrial scale is quite another. Whilst we have always been focussed on ‘manufacturability’ when it comes to the design of our floating offshore wind platform, PelaFlex, we have also been working hard to develop manufacturing processes[…]

Next Celtic Sea leasing round promises a new chapter in UK floating offshore wind

The bidding process for Floating Offshore Wind Leasing Round 5, covering the Celtic Sea, will begin early in 2024. This represents an important milestone and one that will accelerate the deployment of floating offshore wind on our doorstep. As a Welsh company focused on floating wind, Marine Power Systems has, for several years, worked closely[…]

Turning offshore wind power into a business opportunity and accelerating UK partnerships | Nikkei

Translated and extracted from the Nikkei website. As the world faces the challenge of climate change, the UK is stepping up its clean energy efforts. Recent real-world events underscores the importance of energy security and the need to accelerate the deployment of renewable technologies to displace fossil fuels. The UK is particularly focused on increasing[…]

UK Government increases support for floating wind ahead of next seabed auction

The UK Government have significantly increased the strike price they will offer for floating offshore wind projects in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, following the lower-than-expected offshore wind allocation in the previous auction, and the impact of global events on supply chains. This amounts to a 52% increase from £116/MWh to £176/MWh. Marine[…]

MPS launches Japanese market expansion

Marine Power Systems have appointed Toshiya Tomita as Country Director, Japan to build on the progress already being made in the territory. Based in Tokyo, Tomita will continue to advance the opportunities maturing in the Japanese market, as well as identify partnerships and further synergies to develop the market there. Offshore wind power generation is[…]