A UK shipyard and marine mechanical engineering company with 30 years’ experience of manufacturing submersible and semi-submersible marine structures offers its services as a design and manufacturing partner or a fabrication and welding subcontractor to organisations engaging in the research, development or commercialisation of wave energy devices, tidal energy devices or other offshore renewable energy systems.
A UK shipyard and marine mechanical engineering company is experienced in the fabrication and welding of large marine renewable energy devices. Having 30 years’ experience of manufacturing submersible and semi-submersible marine structures the company can now offer a comprehensive range of skills, capabilities and services to apply to the manufacture of wave and tidal energy devices of varying scales, weights and designs. As an example of this the company has recently completed the construction of a 200 tonne tidal energy device for a UK client which has now been deployed to the seabed for trials and evaluation. The company’s waterside premises have direct deep sea access and include excellent infrastructure facilities comprising two covered slipways and two open slipways, a roll-on / roll-off (ro-ro) slipway, a wet basin and three large construction buildings. These facilities enable the company to routinely build, maintain and repair aluminium or steel structures of up to 40 metres length, with the potential to handle even larger structures if required. The company employs a permanent staff of over 50. A key part of this team is a highly qualified in-house design and support team having specialist competencies in the disciplines of: naval architecture 3D design mechanical / marine engineering electrical engineering welding and fabrication sheet metal work laser alignment thermal insulation marine coatings and surface blasting The team is also able to conduct design optimisation studies on the constructability of a product, which can include the objective and systematic review of design prototypes. The company wishes to offer its services as a design and manufacturing partner or a fabrication and welding subcontractor. Ideal partners will be organisations engaging in the research, development or commercialisation of wave energy and/or tidal energy systems and requiring specialist assistance in the construction of their semi-floating or submerged device prototypes, mid-scaled devices or full-scaled devices.
Innovations and advantages
30 years’ experience of fabricating and welding submersible and semi-submersible marine structures Comprehensive array of marine engineering skills and knowledge are maintained in-house Previous contracts demonstrate relevant scope and scale of engineering capabilities Premises and infrastructure are very suitable for such projects
Market application codes
06003004 Marine energy
Area of partner's activity
Interested parties could be inventors, small industrial SMEs, public or private research institutes or academic institutions such as universities. Ideal partners will be organisations engaging in the research, development or commercialisation of wave energy and/or tidal energy devices or systems. Partners will be expecting to require specialist assistance in the construction of their devices.