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Next generation of Tidal Turbines

A Global manufacture in the “Renewables Sector” are developing the next generation of Tidal Turbines. In order to optimise engineering performance they needed a partner to help facilitate both the design and manufacturing solution of “Laminate Sections” for the Permanent Magnet Generator.


  • Very difficult to manufacture and achieve the required tolerances.
  • Design was inheritably expensive.
  • Required a number of different manufacturing processes for individual parts and assembly.
  • Needed to prove concept prior to production.


  • Engage in design review with customer, offered an alternative approach.
  • Produced a “Wire Eroded” prototype for evaluation and test.
  • Agreed quality requirement for all sub-components & assembly
  • Provided fully integrated manufacturing solution to included Tooling, Stamping, CNC Machining,  Special Purpose Machine & Assembly
  • Managed external supply chain for shot blasting and painting.

Brief description of what difference we made… immediately and longer-term:

  1. Customer optimised the design, both technically and commercially.
  2. One supplier for a range of different manufacturing process.
  3. Manufacturing and subcontract managed by HV Wooding
  4. Production solution capable of meeting demanding quality requirements.

Added Value

  1. Impact of a  25% cost reduction with greatly improved design and manufacturing process for Laminate Sections
  2. Significantly reduced costs, simplified supply chain with single source for a wide range of components and the final Assembly.
  3. Considerable enhancement in product reliability and performance increasing business opportunities and growth for customer.


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