The South West Makes Waves In Scotland
The South West’s marine renewable industry was recently showcased at All Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy trade show held in Aberdeen.
Twelve members of the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP), a partnership made up of local government, academia and industry, exhibited on a SWMEP stand. The delegation included leading Cornwall marine renewable companies, as well FaB Test and Wave Hub. As a result significant new business has been secured for these local companies, with one company recording a potential order book of £500,000.
The companies and organisations were brought together by Invest InCornwall (IIC), the county’s inward investment service, run by Cornwall Development Company. IIC’s remit is to attract investment into Cornwall and help support commercial growth of this industry set to be worth more than £70 billion to the UK economy by 2050.
Lucy Hunt, Manager for Invest InCornwall, said: “Delegates from around the world had a chance to meet some of our most innovative businesses face-to-face and this has led to some major new client wins for them. Through events such as these we are able to support the growth of Cornish companies, bringing a wider benefit to our local economy.
“SWMEP and IIC also held an industry debate on opportunities in the wave and tidal supply chain. With our rich natural resources and opportunities to trial new technologies combined with a strong skills base, the South West is the natural home for this industry.”
Johnny Gowdy, Director of RegenSW and the South West Marine Energy Park added; “The South West has some of the most diverse ocean resources for wave, tidal and offshore wind powered renewable energy and it’s important we continue to find ways to promote this capability and our expertise. The exhibition and seminar at All Energy are just two examples of how we can do this.”
More information about the South West Marine Energy Park attendees is provided below:
Armada Hydraulics - http://www.armadamh.co.uk/
25 years practical experience in technical hydraulic engineering - designing and building reliable, efficient and innovative hydraulics for power take off and control systems. Test rigs, power packs, hydraulic modules, frames, Walform pipework installations, part supply, commissioning, pressure testing and flushing. Innovative ideas on filtration and through life maintenance.
Mojo Maritime - http://mojomaritime.com/
Mojo Maritime specialises in Project Management and Consultancy Services to the Offshore Renewable Energy Sector, in particular providing support and management on Marine Operations, Marine Construction, Engineering, Installation, and Health & Safety. Mojo has built a successful track record on several high profile projects in wind, wave and tidal energy.
Fugro Seacore -http://www.seacore.com/
With over 35 years experience FUGRO SEACORE have a long safe and successful history in developing pioneering engineering equipment to tackle technically difficult projects in the marine environment. This success is attributable to our unique ability to design, develop and operate our own equipment to ensure project delivery, whether wind, wave or tide.
Keynvor Morlift -http://www.keynvormorlift.co.uk/
With a history of successful marine operations and engineering capabilities in renewables and coastal civil engineering projects, Keynvor MorLift has built a reputation for delivering a first class service to its clients. KML are able to provide clients with support from early FEED engineering through to site decommissioning.
University of Exeter - http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/renewable-energy/
Exeter’s academics are committed to working with a diverse range of businesses and stakeholders providing research services that span marine renewable energy, power conditioning, grid interconnection, solar energy, energy storage, carbon capture and storage and biomass. Exeter’s excellent facilities and equipment can support marine renewable research and state of the art real time simulation.
Falmouth Bay Test Site -
FaB Test: a pre-consented, non-grid connected site enabling wave device developers to test components, concepts or full scale devices in moderate wave climates with excellent access to nearby port infrastructure in Falmouth. Fred. Olsen’s Lifesaver-Bolt was the first device deployed at FaBTest. See: www.boltwavepower.com
Wave Hub - http://www.wavehub.co.uk/
Wave Hub exists to accelerate the development of wave energy technology providing a grid connected site for the testing of wave energy arrays.
Four berths within eight sqm of ocean with water depths of 50-60 metres and a generating capacity of 20MW; upgradable to 50MW.
Beran Instruments - http://www.beraninstruments.com/
Optimising the Performance and Reliability of Renewable Assets through Industry Collaboration. Our product range includes:-
- Condition Monitoring Systems for rotating machinery
- Automated Calibration Systems for vibration and microphone transducers
- Signal Conditioning Amplifiers for transducer interfacing
- Vibration Transducers
- Frequency Response Analysers
Manuplas are specialist designers and manufacturers of subsea buoyancy, protection and clamping solutions for the offshore energy industry. Manuplas have recently invested in state of the art production equipment to support its range of buoyancy products, pipe laying floats and piggyback saddles operating in water depths on excess of 2000m.
Plymouth Marine Institute -http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/marine
Plymouth University have opened our new COAST laboratories which provide a unique capability housed in a state-of-the-art £19m building. These wave tanks provide model testing with combined waves, currents and wind and are offered at scales appropriate for device testing, array testing, environmental modelling and coastal engineering.
LICenergy UK Ltd’s mainstream activities are design, analyses and site supervision of pipelines, subsea components, and offshore structures. In addition, since the mid 1990’s, the company has supported an increasing demand from the environmental sector working within wind farm and renewable energy technology where they are experts in the field of offshore dynamic structural analysis
Pegasus Group -http://www.pegasuspg.co.uk/index.php
Independent planning and environmental consultants with considerable experience in all renewable energy schemes. We are a focused team of professionals committed to securing success for our clients. Services include: site appraisals, planning applications, appeals, EIA, ES audits, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments and Expert Witness services.
Parsons Brinckerhoff - http://www.pbworld.com/regional/uk_europe.aspx
Parsons Brinckerhoff, part of the Balfour Beatty Group, is one of the world’s leading power consultancies. Our expertise in the renewable energy sector covers all generation technologies including marine and wind, electricity networks and supporting services including environment and planning, feasibility, engineering design, quality inspection and programme / project management.
For further information please contact:
Invest InCornwall on + 44 1872 322897
or email [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
South West Marine Renewable Energy Facts
What makes the South West of England a hotspot for development of marine renewable technology? The region is designated a Marine Energy Park recognising the fantastic energy resources for wave, tidal range, tidal stream and wind. The strong supply chain, universities and support organisations are committed to growing the industry through collaboration, investment and developing innovation. It is this commitment that makes the South West the place where new technologies are brought to market. Access to the world’s leading ocean resource
The partners behind the SWMEP include:
- Cornwall Council
- Plymouth City Council
- Bristol City Council
- Plymouth University
- University of Exeter
- Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP
- Heart of the South West LEP
- Regen SW
The SWMEP partnership also consists of over 60 private sector organisations including technology developers, engineers, supply chain companies and industry partners.
This activity is being carried out by Invest InCornwall which is a project funded by the Convergence European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council. Invest InCornwall is part of Cornwall Development Company (CDC) which operates as Cornwall Council’s economic development arm. On behalf of Cornwall Council, CDC promotes Cornwall to the world; the mission – “to achieve sustainable prosperity with opportunity for all” by helping to develop and deliver the economic strategies for the county.
Sunday 10 June 2012