Reflection

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[…]

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[…]

Meet our new Project Manager, Madeline

The team at MPS continues to grow, with another Project Manager, Madeline, joining us earlier this year. A chartered engineer and experienced team leader bringing over 30 years’ project management experience of renewables, including marine/offshore & new technology development. We caught up with Madeline now that she is firmly in her seat. What attracted you[…]

Meet Ibi, our Tank Testing Engineer

Ibi Khan joined us earlier this year. We caught up with him and asked him a few questions about what attracted him to Marine Power Systems, what he is working on now and how that supports the development of our technology. What attracted you to MPS? When I first came across MPS I was really[…]

The United States. Delivering net zero by 2050 and the role floating offshore wind will play

The Biden administration has committed the United States to becoming net zero by 2050. The list of things to do is long. From transitioning over 600,000 government owned vehicles and making 300,000 federally owned buildings net zero by 2045 to delivering 30GW of offshore wind by 2030. Last year wind energy accounted for more than[…]

The Japanese, their electricity consumption and why we should take notice

I’ve always been impressed with the Japanese. How they strike the balance between tradition and innovation, and how they seek out new ways to disrupt the status quo with careful respect and diligence. Their way of thinking has transformed many industries from automotive to consumer electronics. This is where six sigma and lean manufacturing was[…]