Celtic Offshore Mooring & Anchoring Centre

The Celtic Offshore Mooring and Anchoring R&D Centre (COMAC) feasibility study aims to produce a detailed analysis considering all critical aspects for the delivery phase of an accredited offshore mooring and anchoring R&D Centre in Cornwall, a state-of-the-art testing facility that could support businesses in the global FLOW industry.

COMAC is a collaborative project funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The project is led by the University of Plymouth and supported by Reflex Marine, Celtic Sea Power and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.


The outcome of the COMAC project will be a study that demonstrates the viability of a FLOW Mooring and Anchoring R&D Centre in Cornwallleading to benefits by serving as a critical decision-making enabler to help stakeholders progress to the next phase of development. The project aims to:

  • Engage various stakeholders, including site developers, supply chain, finance and insurance providers, regulatory bodies, local authorities, and sector specialists to explore the market demand.
  • Analyze the potential ownership and operational models of COMAC, as well as its sustainability and long-term viability.
  • Evaluate the environmental impact, present technical and resource elements, and explain how the facility will support local innovation-driven and highly specialised Cornwall and Isles of Scilly FLOW businesses in developing new products and technologies.

Funded by

In partnership with

University of Plymouth

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