Who we are
Marine Materials Ireland Ltd. is a company which was established to develop technology for floating offshore wind energy. We are based in Inverin, Galway on the west coast of Ireland.
The floating offshore wind industry is growing. Full scale tests have been carried out by the market leaders, but significant design improvements are required to achieve cost reductions to allow the industry to compete with fossil fuels. Marine Materials Ireland aims to develop a novel, cost-effective solution to address this challenge. We have designed a novel floating offshore wind turbine and aim to develop a prototype to evaluate the concept. Following performance characterisation of the concept, Marine Materials Ireland aims to enter the market with a multi-megawatt wind turbine design.
Marine Materials Ireland was founded by Dr. Tomás Flanagan, an experienced researcher with a proven track record in research and development. The engineering team has significant experience and expertise in the renewable energy sector. Dr. Brian Mannion leads research and development and has extensive experience in the design and performance characterisation of novel vertical axis turbines. Additionally, he has several peer reviewed journal articles in this area.