We couldn’t have jumped on this opportunity to grow the business without the grant funding from OWGP.

John Giles, Technical Director, W3G Marine.

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OWGP Support

Grant Funding
Business Transformation

OWGP Support

W3G Marine received an innovation grant to trial an automated, scalable production process for a key product.

Outcomes

CAPEX assistance to undertake a production process trial

Trial is currently underway

Potential for 10-fold growth

Installation products for the offshore wind sector

Business Profile

Before OWGP’s assistance:

10+ years of experience in the offshore wind sector

Annual turnover of £2M

10+ employees

Before

W3G Marine saw huge potential in a product within their range of offshore wind installation tools but were confronted with a large CAPEX investment to develop an automated manufacturing process.

 

As it stood, their foundation stabilisation tool was proving popular with customers in the offshore wind sector, but the highly manual nature of the production process was stifling the company’s ability to produce the product at scale.

 

W3G Marine needed to find investment if they were going to unlock huge growth for the company’s future.

OWGP Support

After coming across OWGP at an event at Strathclyde University in 2019, W3G Marine applied for an innovation grant and were awarded £54,000 in early 2020.

 

The funding is enabling W3G Marine to undertake a manufacturing trial to explore the use of robotic welding machines to drive down manufacturing costs, increase product quality and enable production at a significantly faster rate, all key improvements the organisation requires to scale.

After

The trial is well underway, and W3G Marine are seeing encouraging results so far.

“We couldn’t have jumped on this opportunity to grow the business without the grant funding from OWGP. This cash injection has allowed us to innovate and explore the use of robotic welding to reduce our cost base, improve our quality and take on board more of the scope directly.” – John Giles, Technical Director, W3G Marine.

Connect with us

Grant Funding Enquiries


Dr Claire Canning

OWGP Programme Manager
Claire.canning@orecatapult.org.uk
+44 (0) 75515 33555

Business Transformation Enquiries


Lynne McIntosh-Grieve

OWGP Programme Manager
Clynne.mcintosh-grieve@orecatapult.org.uk
+44 (0) 75515 33555

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