MarRI-UK Welcomes Three New Members As Part Of Our Micro-Company Membership Access Scheme

MarRI-UK is happy to announce the results of the MarRI-UK Micro-Company Membership Access Scheme. Seven applicants applied to join MarRI-UK via the scheme. and following a panel review, three companies have been accepted to be our first cohort of Micro-Company members. These companies are:

  • Newcastle Marine Services: a Newcastle based consultancy specialising in ships, vessels, and offshore structures. The company operate as an outsourced engineering department for owners, operators, and the repairs & construction industries.
  • Oasis Marine Power: a marine engineering company seeking to develop offshore charging and green refuelling solutions to support the maritime transition to zero emission propulsion.
  • Walker Subsea: specialising in marine and subsea engineering services. The work is divided into two categories: 1) provision of engineering services for marine & offshore renewable energy projects and 2) carrying out R&D activities using Automotive Technologies adapted to the subsea environment

They will join MarRI-UK from 1st April 2024, and be involved in MarRI-UK activities in the first two years through in-kind contribution, such as attending events/workshops on behalf of MarRI-UK, organise events for MarRI-UK, which are to be agreed with each company separately. We would like to congratulate them for becoming our latest MarRI-UK members, and we look forward to working with them over the next few years.

Simon Reid, Director of MarRI-UK – “MarRI-UK’s members are the driving force for our research and innovation in the UK maritime sector. I was proud to launch the Micro-Company access scheme earlier this year to remove barriers to entry and encourage smaller organisations into our membership community. I am delighted to welcome, following a competitive process, Newcastle Marine Services, Oasis Marine Power and Walker Subsea Engineering as our first cohort of Micro-Company Members and I look forward to collaborating with them all on our important mission, together.

Vahid Walker, Technical Director of Walker Subsea – “Walker Subsea Engineering is a micro-company, specialising in cross-sectoral innovation. Located at the former Swan Hunters Shipyard, we develop game-changing technology and engineering solutions for the global offshore construction industry. This includes design and build of the novel Subsea A-Flux® electrical machine in partnership with ORE Catapult. We are delighted to join MarRI-UK as members through the micro-company access scheme. Working with its extensive network, we aim to forge new partnerships and leverage its combined expertise to solve the complex challenges of maritime electrified propulsion systems.

Aarvind Raid, Design Engineer at Newcastle Marine Services – ““We are thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with MarRI-UK, a pioneering alliance driving innovation and sustainability in the maritime industry””

George Smith, Managing Director of Oasis Marine – “We are proud to be joining MarRI-UK, especially after the recent completion of our own MarRI-UK funded project developing an offshore charging solution, the Oasis Power Buoy, to enable the transition to electric and hybrid wind farm maintenance vessels. MarRI-UK have supported this and many other innovative projects aiming to find solutions needed to decarbonise the maritime industry and we are excited to continue this collaboration towards that aim.”

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