Since the acquisition of Plymouth, UK-based Manuplas by Advanced Insulation in April 2014, the company claims it has seen significant growth in demand for its products and as a result has made the decision to purchase a neighbouring facility.

The new facility will service the demand for new subsea buoyancy products as well as creating more space for marine products manufacture including buoys and modular bow fender systems for offshore wind farm service vessels.

Commenting for Manuplas, General Manager Stephen Ward said: “The growth of the renewables industry, particularly offshore wind farms, has driven us to spend many years researching and developing leading concepts for modular fendering systems that are mounted on wind farm support and crew vessels. With these new solutions already proving popular, and demand for our existing portfolio strong, extra space and additional manufacturing facilities will help to futureproof the company.”

By Jake Frith