19 June, 2021

Marine-i calls on businesses to seize the opportunity in floating offshore wind

08 January, 2021

Marine-i would like to engage with businesses without marine experience and for them to consider the fast growing opportunity in marine technology.


Professor Lars Johanning of University of Exeter, lead partner for Marine-i, says: “Marine tech is a sector which is currently being transformed by exciting regional and global developments. Significant amongst these is the emerging opportunity for Floating Offshore Wind in the Celtic Sea. This has the potential to make Cornwall and the South West a world leader in this new form of renewable energy.

“Innovation is often driven by businesses which traditionally operate in one sector spotting an opportunity in a different field and diversifying. The marine tech sector in Cornwall and the South West has become a hotbed for innovation and is now attracting pioneering and ambitious businesses from other sectors.”

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through harnessing the full potential of research and innovation. Marine-i also offers its world-class expertise to businesses that are not currently operating in marine tech, but could potentially bring their skills, products and services to fuel innovation in the sector, and which have a base in Cornwall. For example, it has been identified that the emerging Floating Offshore Wind industry presents a significant opportunity for Manufacturing and Construction in the region.

Simon Cheeseman of Marine-i partner, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, says: “There will be a demand for distributed companies that can feed into the construction of primary structures such as a floating wind platform, especially companies competent in fabrication, welding and assembly, particularly in steel and aluminium. Floating platforms will require internal equipment spaces for buoyancy control systems, auxiliary equipment, heating and lighting, as well as secondary fit out work.”

One further area ripe for development is Offshore Energy Storage, Transmission and Control Systems. Prof Lars Johanning explains: “The way in which energy is stored, transmitted and then integrated into the grid will be a critical factor driving the cost-effectiveness of Floating Offshore Wind. One of the key challenges is the need to efficiently transmit energy across long distances. Complex and innovative solutions will need to be considered, including hybrid network approaches that incorporate H2 and innovative storage solutions.

“These new approaches will help to increase deployment of Floating Offshore Wind by allowing a much larger capacity to connect to the grid. These innovations will also be crucial for maintaining consistency of supply and alleviating some of the effect that wind variability has on grid capacity.

“Companies developing energy storage, transmission and control products have a large opportunity to get involved in development of multiple vector onshore/offshore solutions, including power, heat, transport and other sources.”

Marine-i can be contacted at info@Marine-i.co.uk

https://twitter.com/marinei_feed      https://www.linkedin.com/company/marine-i/

Photo credit: Principle Power Inc.




Events
 
Buyers' Guide Search
 
Search for UK supplier by name
Browse by Product Group.
Magazine
APRIL/MAY 2021 Issue To view a digital copy of the APRIL/MAY edition of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

For a FREE subscription please click here

MARCH 2021 Issue To view a digital copy of the MARCH 2021 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

July/August 2020 Annual Buyers' GuideTo view a digital copy of the July/August/Buyers' Guide issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

For a FREE subscription please click here

BFPA YearbookTo read the latest BFPA Yearbook, click here
Talking Industry events in 2021Talking Industry Events in 2021
BFPA Training AcademyClick the image to go to the BFPA Training Academy website
Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018To read the official BCAS Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018 click here
Offshore Europe JournalOEE
Super Swivels
Impulse Automation Limited was established in 1960 and is based in the United Kingdom. We are an importer and distributor of mechatronic components used in a wide variety of industry sectors.Impulse Automation Limited
IndequipWEB LOCATOR
Hy-Pro FiltrationWEB LOCATOR
PrimaryWEB LOCATOR
Newsletter
 
Newsletter