Magnomatics secures offshore wind funding

In: Turbines
19/10/2020
Magnomatics, the UK based magnetic gear technology company, has secured over £300,000 in grant funding as part of a £5 million UK government grant to develop and supply power electronics, machines and drives. The funding will be used for the Winder project, which will de-risk technology required for the manufacture of large generators for offshore wind to the UK.  

Magnomatics Pseudo Direct Drive (PDD) combines a magnetic gear with a permanent magnet generator. The PDD is designed with no meshing gear teeth.

Proving this technology provides a credible route to UK construction of direct drive generators for offshore wind. The technology can also apply to rail, marine propulsion and industrial drives, improving efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.

David Latimer, CEO of Magnomatics, said: “We are excited to have received this funding and to embark on the project, which aligns perfectly with our experience in the Offshore Wind Sector. Our technology is becoming increasingly recognised across the world, not only for offshore wind but for a multitude of applications including marine propulsion, automotive and wider industrial.”

Magnomatics Limited is a technology company formed in 2006 as a spin-out from the University of Sheffield. The company is commercialising products based upon proprietary magnetic gear technology.  

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