MPS’ floating platform technology PelaFlex gets DNV stamp of approval

Marine Power Systems’ flexible floating platform technology, PelaFlex, has been awarded the Statement of Feasibility by the independent certification body, DNV, through their comprehensive certification process.

MPS’ modular floating platform solution supports the rapid deployment of industrial scale floating offshore wind whilst maximising local content delivery through existing supply chain. High system stability, low overall mass and zero tilt maximises energy yields, allows for simple installation using standard vessels and increases operation and maintenance weather windows. Multiple launch options and shallow draft supports a distributed port model for faster deployment and reduces the need for specific port requirements.

Dr Graham Foster, Chief Technical Officer at Marine Power Systems commented, “Whilst this is an important step on the journey towards full certification for commercial projects, the work that has been going on behind the scenes to progress our ‘certification readiness’ is perhaps more significant.  We have been working closely with DNV as our third-party verification provider on the detailed design of PelaFlex alongside developing robust, scalable engineering systems and processes.  Not only has this delivered dividends in the early commercial work we have been doing but it puts us in a great position when it comes to scaling the business and delivering larger industrial scale projects in the future.”

Marine Power Systems is working with several major energy developers on engineering studies focussing on the deployment of their technology at specific sites in Europe and further afield. That includes RWE, Wales’ largest energy generator to help prove the platform’s capabilities in the Celtic Sea marine environment and test the deliverability of the technology in the region. They are also working on pre-commercial projects in Gran Canaria and Portugal to prove and further optimise their technology.