View Expired Tender

Get immediate access to tenders like the one below by subscribing now to Tenders Direct. We will set up your personalised profile and send you tender alerts direct to your mailbox as soon as they are published. You will also benefit from having access to historical tenders.

Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Swansea: PTO Design Tender WaveSub Full-Scale
Document Ref:
GB003M103104
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Marine Power Systems Ltd
Date Published:
23 July 2020
Deadline Date:
20 August 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
Labels:

Notice Abstract

Marine Power Systems (MPS) is developing flexible ocean energy extraction technology that can harness wave energy (WaveSub), wind energy (WindSub) and combined wind and wave energy (DualSub). All the machines share a common floating platform technology developed by and proprietary to MPS that has cost and deployment advantages over other floating platform approaches. This work package is focused on the preliminary and detailed design of the Power Take-Off (PTO) system for a full scale WaveSub prototype device. The PTO system for the full-scale prototype WaveSub will be rated at 1.5MW and will feature a hydraulic primary system, ultimately exporting grid compliant electricity. The WaveSub prototype machine will be tested in real sea conditions in 2022/3. A contractor is being sought to design the PTO system, including specification of the hydraulic, electrical and control aspects. Support will also be needed to develop a representative simulation model of the PTO system to assess the performance and acceptability of the solution. Relevant standards and regulatory requirements are to be identified and agreed at the beginning of the preliminary design phase. There are also tasks later in the project which transfer the learning from the detailed design of the fullscale prototype PTO system to the design of the first Production Intent machine. The detailed scope is provided in the WaveSub PTO Work Package document (D-WPAC-16) plus supplementary supporting documentation, which will be provided to applicants on completion of an NDA. NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=103104. The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx. Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

Marine Power Systems Ltd
Finance, Ethos Building, Kings Road, SA1 Waterfront,
Swansea SA1 8AS UK
William Willdridge +44 1792277160
william@marinepowersystems.co.uk
http://www.marinepowersystems.co.ukhttp://www.sell2wales.gov.waleshttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

Marine Power Systems Ltd
Finance, Ethos Building, Kings Road, SA1 Waterfront,
Swansea SA1 8AS UK
William Willdridge +44 1792277160
william@marinepowersystems.co.uk
http://www.marinepowersystems.co.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

Marine Power Systems Ltd
Finance, Ethos Building, Kings Road, SA1 Waterfront,
Swansea SA1 8AS UK
William Willdridge +44 1792277160
william@marinepowersystems.co.uk
http://www.marinepowersystems.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

PTO Design Tender WaveSub Full-Scale

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Marine Power Systems (MPS) is developing flexible ocean energy extraction technology that can harness wave energy (WaveSub), wind energy (WindSub) and combined wind and wave energy (DualSub). All the machines share a common floating platform technology developed by and proprietary to MPS that has cost and deployment advantages over other floating platform approaches.

This work package is focused on the preliminary and detailed design of the Power Take-Off (PTO) system for a full scale WaveSub prototype device. The PTO system for the full-scale prototype WaveSub will be rated at 1.5MW and will feature a hydraulic primary system, ultimately exporting grid compliant electricity. The WaveSub prototype machine will be tested in real sea conditions in 2022/3.

A contractor is being sought to design the PTO system, including specification of the hydraulic, electrical and control aspects. Support will also be needed to develop a representative simulation model of the PTO system to assess the performance and acceptability of the solution. Relevant standards and regulatory requirements are to be identified and agreed at the beginning of the preliminary design phase.

There are also tasks later in the project which transfer the learning from the detailed design of the fullscale prototype PTO system to the design of the first Production Intent machine.

The detailed scope is provided in the WaveSub PTO Work Package document (D-WPAC-16) plus supplementary supporting documentation, which will be provided to applicants on completion of an NDA.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=103104.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

73200000 Research and development consultancy services
73210000 Research consultancy services
73220000 Development consultancy services
1018 Swansea

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

This work package is to support the one-off prototype full scale WaveSub device. Tasks will be split between preliminary design, detailed design and some initial manufacturing related tasks for the PTO system. At the end of each phase there will be review and sign off activities required, prior to progressing to the next phase of the project.

After the completion of the detailed design phase, the learning from the detailed design of the fullscale prototype PTO system to the design of the first Production Intent machine.

Manufacturing, assembly, commissioning and sea trial testing are outside the scope of this work package and will be covered in subsequent, separate tenders.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

The applicants must evidence their capability in the following areas:

• Design & development of hydraulic PTO systems for marine renewable energy devices, preferably for full scale wave energy convertors operating in real sea environments.

• Real time control system design and development for PTO systems.

• Electrical system design and development for PTO systems.

• Simulation of complex hydraulic PTO and wave energy capture systems.

MPS also request the following information and evidence to support applications:

• Suitability of the proposed simulation approach, evidence the model provides accurate representation of the physical systems.

• Applicants to demonstrate appropriate quality, health & safety and environmental standards are maintained in the organisation, for example by providing evidence of relevant ISO standard accreditation (or equivalent).

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

D-WPAC-16

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders     20-08-2020  Time  12:00Estimated award date 17-09-2020

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

(WA Ref:103104)

Relates to the following project/programme financed by EU Community Funds: This project will be part of a WEFO funded Operation.

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 23-07-2020

Current Notes