Marine Power Systems and FibreMax
Wednesday 1st February 2023

MPS are working with FibreMax to provide integrated floating foundation and tendon solutions

to the rapidly growing floating offshore wind sector.

The tendon solution will be used in the anchoring and moorings of their tension leg platform

(TLP), PelaFlex, to deliver the highest system stability and zero tilt. It will be the world’s first

tension leg platform with FibreMax tendons, made with Twaron fiber from Teijin, the industry

leader in aramid fibres. Compared to traditional steel moorings synthetic cable offers a much

better strength to weight ratio, longer operational life and lower levels of maintenance.

FibreMax, based in the Netherlands, have been producing the world’s strongest synthetic

cables and supplying them to the offshore renewables industry since 2009. Their unique and

proprietary process uses endless winding technology to continuously wind parallel strands of

fibres until the right cable strength and length is reached. This creates cables with the highest

breaking load, very low stretch and lowest diameter possible.

Gareth Stockman, CEO at MPS commented, “We see our partners and suppliers as very much

part our team, and with the addition of FibreMax we are benefiting from the very best expertise

in the industry and developing an extremely credible floating offshore wind delivery solution for

the global market.”

Marine Power Systems’ floating offshore platform technology offers best in class cost

compared with its peers due to the significantly reduced system mass. Moreover, its modular

and flexible design, enables optimum local content delivery through a decentralised logistics

model. These benefits provide utility scale developers maximum flexibility between reducing

cost and increasing local economic benefits, whilst in parallel accelerating farm deployment at


Sander van Helvoort, Director Renewable Energy at FibreMax commented, “We’re proud to be

part of the Marine Power Systems team and delivering our unique tendons for the World’s first

TLP with synthetic tendons. This brings together two unique and innovative technologies, the

PelaFlex floating platform and the FibreMax tendons made with circular Twaron (Aramid) fibres

made by Teijin. While working with Marine Power Systems we’ve developed an excellent

relationship which is now formalised and will allow both MPS and FibreMax to further expand,

support and develop our relationship to deliver successful projects.”


Media Contacts

Jon Munro, Marketing and Communications, Marine Power Systems |

Sander van Helvoort, Director Renewable Energy, FibreMax |

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IMAGE ABOVE: Sander van Helvoort - Rinze van Der Schuit - Gareth Stockman - Martin Carruth (In Houston)

IMAGE BELOW: Tension Leg Platform (TLP) visualisation.