Accelerating Innovation in Offshore Renewables: Apollo at FLOWIC

Image of First Minister Humza Yousaf speaking with Apollo's Offshore Renewable's Director, Nigel Robinson

This week, we were delighted to receive an invitation to showcase our innovative products at the opening of Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Floating Wind Innovation Centre (FLOWIC).

Our Offshore Renewables Director, Nigel Robinson and Business Development Manager, David Stewart had the privilege to engage in discussions with industry leaders, including a valuable exchange with First Minister, Humza Yousaf.


FLOWIC is based within the Energy Transition Zone and is the UK’s first innovation centre focused purely on the development of floating offshore wind technology.

It aims to propel the commercialisation of floating offshore wind in the UK by mitigating risks associated with developing and deploying new products, services, technologies, and businesses within this transformative sector.

Apollo's PALM QCS

At FLOWIC, Apollo showcased its innovative PALM Quick Connection System (QCS), developed with funding from Wave Energy Scotland and the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership. This cutting-edge system expedites efficient hook-up and disconnection of cables and/or moorings for floating offshore renewables devices.

The PALM QCS significantly reduces costs associated with maintenance strategies based on towing to port. Its unique mechanical system guides electrical and/or mechanical wet mate connectors together using only the winching action of a conventional tow tug.

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