Apollo at Marine Energy Wales 13th-14th March 2024

Image showing all the attendees from Apollo at the Marine Energy Wales event

Apollo yn falch o noddi ac arddangos yn y Gynhadledd Ynni Morol Cymru, sy’n digwydd ar y 13eg a’r 14eg o Fawrth 2024 yn Arena Abertawe.

Apollo are delighted to be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Marine Energy Wales Conference, taking place on the 13th and 14th of March 2024 at Swansea Arena.

About the Marine Energy Wales Conference 2024

The annual Marine Energy Wales Conference 2024 is an essential gathering point where industry experts, researchers, and enthusiasts come together to discuss pressing issues and opportunities within the marine energy sector.

Meet the team at stand 25

Join us at stand 25, where you can chat with our experts Jonathan White, Andrew Glass, and Nigel Robinson and gain insights into our cutting-edge technologies and collaborative initiatives aimed at propelling the marine renewables sector forward.

Listen to Nigel Robinson

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to Nigel Robinson, Apollo’s Offshore Renewables Director, as he participates in 2 panel discussions alongside other industry experts.

‘Uncoiled – Dynamic Cables’
📅 Wednesday March 13th
⏲️ 1600-1700
📍 Room 2

This session will explore technological innovation and development in dynamic cabling to date, looking at the TRL level and what is needed to become fully commercially available. Dynamic cables are a key component of floating offshore renewable energy devices; whether that be wind, wave or tidal, and need to be effectively de-risked for large scale array buildouts.

‘Firmly Anchored’
📅 Thursday March 14th
⏲️ 0930-1030
📍 second room

Nigel joins a panel of experts to delve into the intricacies of foundation, mooring, and anchor systems for marine renewable energy devices. Sharing some of Apollo’s recent work on gigawatt scale T&I for FOW and on tow to port. Chaired by Saul Young, Operations Manager for META: Marine Energy Test Area, this session promises enlightening discussions on evolving systems to meet future demands and innovative solutions shaping the industry landscape.

Apollo’s expertise

The PALM QCS and The PALM Charger
At MEW 2024 Apollo will showcase our PALM technology which enables developers a cost effective installation and tow to port strategies for their FLOW developments. Our team are actively developing a variant of PALM to enable offshore charging of electrically powered O&M vessels for FLOW projects. Come and talk to us on stand 25 to learn more and see a working model.

Tow to Port
In collaboration with ORE Catapult, Global Energy Group, and Alex MacPhie Partners, we’re addressing the technical challenges of towing Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) for maintenance, reflecting our commitment to advancing offshore renewables. Our study forecasts significant demand for tow to port services in UK waters by 2035, revealing potential infrastructure bottlenecks. Key technical challenges include preserving cables and moorings and maintaining electrical connectivity within turbine arrays. We’re also examining port service intricacies, aiming to facilitate the integration of cutting-edge technology. This collaborative effort underscores our proactive approach to shaping a sustainable future. For further details, please email renewables@apollo.engineer.

Gigawatt scale FOW transportation and installation
ORE Catapult have sponsored Apollo and partners DOF Subsea to investigate gigawatt scale transportation and installation of FOW moorings and cables. The study explores how these systems are likely to be deployed at scale, using today’s technologies, before looking to emerging future solutions. Detailed methodologies are prepared for a use case based in the North Sea and DOF Subsea’s state of the art fleet. Installation schedules are compiled, with consideration of fleet challenges and bottlenecks. The potential of alternative methods such as taut leg moorings, shared suction anchors, quick connect systems and subsea hubs is explored. This body of work will provide an essential benchmark for FOW developers preparing for installation operations and a useful resource for the Celtic Sea.

Owners engineer and ocean engineering
As a leading marine renewables engineering advisory, Apollo has extensive expertise in owners engineering and ocean engineering. Visit our team at the Marine Energy Wales Conference to discuss your engineering challenges. Whether you’re navigating product development hurdles or tackling array scale installations, Apollo can provide your project or team with the engineering skills required to enable project success.

Contact us

For more information about our initiatives and to discuss how we could support you please email renewables@apollo.engineer