OWLC is a renewable energy disrupter that has identified game-changing innovations – preparing the offshore wind industry for future low-risk, low-cost, multi-gigawatt construction as well as fleet operation and maintenance strategies.
Its globally patented Gravity Tripod™ offers reductions in project delivery costs and times as well as almost zero environmental impact.
An innovative concrete gravity base foundation for offshore wind turbines – the tripod is designed for mass manufacture, rapid assembly and easy installation.
It requires less seabed preparation than other similar foundations and needs no piling. Suitable for a range of seabed sediment types and turbine loads with a capacity of up to 25 MW, it has a staggeringly long lifespan – of up to a century.
The company is confident that the tripod is ready to play a key role in reducing the world’s carbon emissions.
Meanwhile, OWLC’s consulting arm provides expert support and insight to industry stakeholders – spanning owners, developers, the supply chain, insurers and certification bodies – on a range of matters including project management, business plans and economics, business processes, and technical specifications.
Alex Owen, Loughborough University Chief Financial Officer and LUSEP lead, says: “OWLC are a valuable addition to LUSEP’s largest and most established cluster, Energy and Low Carbon, which encompasses early-stage to global organisations, co-located with the University’s world-leading capabilities in net zero and sustainability.
“With its distinctive added value of the University’s knowledge base and high calibre graduate workforce, I am confident that LUSEP will be a supportive base for OWLC to flourish. I wish them every success.”
Matt Bleasdale, OWLC Director, says: “We're using ATIC as our HQ – all demonstration project planning, market entry activities, commercial discussions, partnership building, and future innovation will be happening here.
“Choosing LUSEP made sense – it’s an excellent location with a vibrant cluster and strong innovation ties, making it an invaluable professional environment. And, we’ve already derived significant value from being in a like-minded, highly innovative environment.”