Marine Power Systems
Marine Power Systems (MPS) is a Swansea-based marine energy developer
MPS has signed up to demonstrate a multi-megawatt wave energy array at EMEC, bringing its first commercial scale array demonstration to two berths at our Billia Croo wave test site in 2025-2026.
MPS’s PelaGen wave energy converter (WEC) design has a unique wave energy capture mechanism enabling energy to be harnessed during the heave and surge of a wave. Each device is designed to capture over a megawatt of power.
The PelaGen WECs will be deployed on MPS’s modular floating platform, PelaFlex. Based on a tetrahedral design to provide enhanced stability, the platform has a low overall steel mass with only 10 primary, and 4 distinct, parts. PelaFlex has been designed to deliver low cost across the entire product lifecycle.
The rigorous sea conditions and grid connection at EMEC’s Billia Croo test site will enable MPS to test its device in seas with some of the highest wave energy potential in Europe while exporting any electricity produced during the demonstration programme into the UK national grid.