Simply Blue Group and MPS join forces

Marine Power Systems have partnered with Simply Blue Group to develop and deliver floating offshore wind projects.

Simply Blue Group is a leading blue economy developer with a focus on floating wind and has over 10GW of floating offshore wind projects under development worldwide.

MPS has been selected as the preferred technology partner based on the strengths of their structurally efficient tension legged platform which delivers significantly reduced system mass and a smaller mooring footprint than its peers. The technology has been designed to optimise local content delivery through a decentralised logistics model, and those benefits help utility scale developers minimise costs whilst maximising local economic benefits and accelerating industrial scale farm development. 

Sam Roch-Perks, Group Chief Executive Officer, Simply Blue Group said; “Marine Power Systems offers the most advanced UK floating technology which we consider to be a good fit with our floating offshore wind projects. We are looking forward to working with this dynamic team.”

Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems said; “We are delighted to partner with Simply Blue Group to work on this project, which directly supports the UK energy strategy, and develop our relationship with one of the leading blue energy developers in the UK. Our innovative floating platform technology has been designed for industrial scale deployment from the outset. The technology brings significant cost and efficiency benefits throughout the product lifecycle and puts SBG and MPS in a strong position, and one that will provide a steppingstone to commercial scale deployments in the future.”

This follows the announcement last week that Marine Power Systems have joined forces with WavEC to deploy their unique modular floating offshore wind platform technology at Viana do Castelo in the north region of Portugal.

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