Artist’s impression of Sea-Spider. (Picture © Renewergen Ltd.)
Artist’s impression of Sea-Spider. (Picture © Renewergen Ltd.)

Renewergen's Simon Sanderson and his business partner David Loughlin have been awarded a £100 000 grant from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to develop their Sea-Spider technology.

According to Umeco, Renewergen Ltd chose the company as its composites partner for the project because of its ability to customise and engineer its prepregs for specific end applications, and for its experience in the tidal energy generation sector.

“We are keen to promote our ‘Concept to Reality’ service to new and existing device developers in all sectors of the renewable energy market," says Richard Horn, Renewable Energy Sector Manager – Umeco Structural materials.

"Umeco has considerable expertise and offers assistance with design analysis, tooling, prototyping and pilot production, as well as being able to supply material for any project, regardless of its size or complexity.”

Umeco will be exhibiting its structural materials and tooling prepreg technologies for the renewable energy market at All-Energy, which takes place in Aberdeen, Scotland, on 23-24 May.

It will showcase its Variable Temperature Moulding (VTM®) and Medium Temperature Moulding (MTM®) resin systems and flexible production methodology. Umeco prepregs can be used for manufacturing turbine blades, spars, supporting structures and components for wind, wave and tidal energy generating projects.