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 and systems to deliver industrial scale solutions.

Marine Power Systems unique and flexible technology is the only solution of its type that can be configured to harness wind and wave energy, either as a combined solution or on their own, in deep water. The structurally efficient floating platform, PelaFlex, brings excellent stability and straightforward deployment and maintenance. Their PelaGen wave energy converter represents advanced technology and generates energy at an extremely competitive cost of energy.

Marine Power Systems’ offshore platform technology offers best in class cost compared with its peers due to the significantly reduced system mass. Moreover, its modular and flexible design, enables optimum local content delivery through a decentralised logistics model. These benefits provide utility scale developers maximum flexibility between reducing cost and increasing local economic benefits, whilst in parallel accelerating farm deployment at scale.

Windsy will be supporting Marine Power Systems in the engineering, procurement and construction management of the 2MW turbine that will be deployed on their floating platform technology later next year. The tension legged platform has zero tilt and low acceleration which maximises energy capture and minimises turbine wear and tear whilst also reducing wind turbine controller modification.

Graham Foster, CTO at Marine Power Systems commented, “At MPS we see our partners and suppliers are very much part our team, and with Windsy we’re adding another sector leading expert to our already excellent team. We have previously delivered successful projects with Windsy and this latest appointment will not only support the procurement and deployment of the wind turbine but will ensure we are benefiting from the very best expertise in the industry and developing that capability within our own team.”

Alexander Ribbentrop-Arcade, Technical Managing Director at Windsy commented, “The entire Windsy team, with its turbine design expertise, and as part of the Vulcain Group is committed to deliver a robust and reliable floating wind turbine demonstrator. We are passioned to deliver with MPS and its partners a leading technology for future industrial scale floating solutions.”