Solis Marine Engineering of Cornwall expands to Singapore


Solis Marine Engineering of Cornwall has expanded to Singapore under what it calls “global expansion plans”.

The company, which also moved to a new UK headquarters in Falmouth, set up a new division led by Director Ros Blazejczyk, who moved from the UK to Singapore to oversee operational growth in South East Asia. .

In Singapore, SME will share offices with sister company Solis Marine Consultants which has been operating in the region for almost 10 years.

In the UK, SME has moved to new premises at the Tremough Innovation Center in Penryn, just outside Falmouth. Founded in 2018, the company provides a range of engineering services to the offshore renewable energy, oil and gas, and shipping industries.

Projects that advance the zero carbon agenda and the marine renewable energy sector are central to MHE’s work, including the development of fully electric propulsion systems for domestic ferries and commercial work boats.

In the UK, SME is working with Pelagic Design to provide an optimized low-resistance design for Voyager Boatyard and Plymouth Boat Trips’ new Cremyll e-Ferry.

The company is also assisting Plymouth WITT Engineering in the development of its innovative energy harvesting device through its expertise in fluid dynamics, vortex-induced vibration (VIV) and wave mechanics.

And SME is working with Romsey-based RS Electric Boats providing digital fluid dynamics (CFD) data and design data for its new line of electric boats with RAD Propulsion hubless rim thrusters.

Simon Hindley, Founder and Managing Director of the SME, said: “Solis Marine Engineering has become a well established part of the marine cluster in the UK and Europe, working with a diverse portfolio of clients who are at the forefront of maritime transport clean and offshore renewable energy. Our move to a new head office in Cornwall welcomes a growing team of naval architects.

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“The new Singapore office will support UK SMEs on existing marine engineering projects while seeking to provide similar services to local clients in South East Asia. “

Mr. Hindley has over 13 years of industry experience, previously working as Technical Director and Senior Naval Architect for a marine contractor, involved in construction, design engineering, consulting, and research and development in the offshore energy and defense industries.

In Plymouth, Voyager Marine and Plymouth Boat Trips worked with SME’s team of expert naval architects to create a clean, hydrodynamically efficient hull that maximizes the use of available stored energy.

The Voyager shipyard of Cornwall has successfully bid for funding from the government agency Innovate UK to design and build the e-Ferry, which will run for up to 14 hours a day on a single charge.

Plymouth City Council and Cornwall County Council have both set targets to become carbon neutral by 2030 and plans are underway for the installation of recharging points at the Barbican Pier in Plymouth and on d ‘other sites.

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