Ranging from UK and international SMEs, to large multi-nationals, government departments or intergovernmental organisations
Experts in the fields of marine biology, biofouling, corrosion and remote sensing, we work with some of the world’s biggest names in shipping, offshore energy, aquaculture and environmental services:
“We needed specialist consultancy and services for a trial device deployment and the team at PML Applications’ Centre for Coastal Technologies provided exactly what we needed. They were incredibly knowledgeable and offered a unique level of consultancy and marine licence application experience. The team were professional, great to work with and we would certainly use their wide range of services again.”
Sector Lead, Wave & Tidal Energy
“Our prototype testing with PML Applications went very smoothly – we were able to select our test location from a range of testing environments. Staff provided excellent ongoing support during the testing, including additional reference measurement data to help us with results analysis. We will be looking to work with them again for further testing requirements in the future.”
Technical Project Lead
"Frontier Technical won a UK Government Grant tofund licences for installation of a prototype Environmental Monitoring Hub in the SMART Sound Plymouth test ranges and report on Biodiversity aspects associated with our MARLIN controllable Float Module technology.
Having PML Applications' Centrefor Coastal Technologies directly interfacing with the national authorities and key stakeholders is proving to be an excellent decision. They work closely with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, exercise a highly professional and methodical approach to their project work, and 'Go the extra Nautical Mile' to ensure timely and clear communications. It's also great to know that their commercial work directly supports the environmental science of PML, the charity."
"Canadian-based Planetary Technologies is a world leader in the research and development of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement, an ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) strategy receiving significant UK and international attention as a potentially important climate change mitigation strategy. As part of this R&D effort, Planetary teamed up with PML Applications in early 2022 to investigate the viability of this approach in an area off the Cornish coast. The PML Applications team, led by Tim Fileman and Sam Fawcett, and including lead biogeochemist Vassilis Kitidis, have facilitated exceptional progress in these efforts. The PML Applications team has provided a remarkably wide range of services, including laboratory analyses, extensive permit applications, and custom hardware engineering. Given the complex, timely, and unique nature of this work, the consistent responsiveness, flexibility, and hard-work of this team has been essential to our success. Our achievements thus far have led to rapid growth in Planetary’s UK scope, and our collaboration with PML Applications will continue to be a foundational component of this work. I look forward to continuing our work with Tim, Sam, and their team, as they are exceptionally professional, refreshingly amicable, and above all, have shown to deliver on their contracts."
Chief Ocean Scientist
"PML Applications helped us plan and deliver a virtual 2-day workshop on ‘Using earth observation for water quality monitoring’. The team were so generous with their time and expertise - they helped plan the programme, gave very engaging presentations about their own research, participated in a discussion panel and ran two excellent training sessions. The workshop was attended by 174 delegates from 19 countries and received overwhelmingly positive feedback – we are extremely grateful to PML Applications staff for their invaluable support in making it such a great success. We would welcome the opportunity to work with them again!"
Earth Observation Specialist
PML Applications is proud to be working with Babcock International to develop novel ways of protecting marine assets from biofouling.
Dr Tom Vance
As the ReDAPT Programme Manager in Alstom, I have worked with PML Applications for over 2 years during which time we have jointly coordinated several deployments of sample environmental paint panels onto the seabed and also attached to the Alstom 1MW tidal turbine.
I would highly recommend the team for their flexibility, commitment to getting the job done and their ability to deliver on time and to cost, having demonstrated several times on ReDAPT their creative problem solving abilities.
We contacted PML Applications for expert assistance in a large international dispute. The team’s expert evidence was accurate and concise. Very importantly, they made it easy to understand for a lay-person. PML Applications’ support was a strong factor in achieving an outstanding success in the case.
I would have no hesitation in turning to PML Applications again for expert assistance.
ECOsubsea, a leading provider of eco-friendly hull cleaning technology, has engaged with PML Applications for their vast international industry experience and leading competence within the field. During the several years we have worked with them we have always found PML Applications to be thoroughly professional, providing robust, clear, independent and impartial scientific advice as well as detailed information of the complexities of the UK regulatory structure and critical analysis of test results.
Over the last years, local and international regulators focused on in-water cleaning and its impact on the ocean. We anticipate that this will lead to in-water hull cleaning standards that soon will be implemented and we have complete confidence in PML Applications to provide the necessary independent and impartial testing service.
Tor M. Østervold
Rolls-Royce engaged with PML Applications Ltd to undertake a challenging marine engineering project. The project investigated a novel anti-fouling technology for marine propellers. The team at PML Applications Ltd were quick to appreciate the potential for this technology. They helped us evaluate and demonstrate the technology working up from test pieces up to full size components. PML Applications Ltd undertook unique testing with bespoke test rigs to evaluate propeller fouling in a real-world marine environment. This developed the technology from TRL 3 to TRL 6 and we are now seeking to commercialise our novel antifouling technology.
PML Applications Ltd were responsive and reliable, delivering an excellent quality of technical work. They were able to address the unique aspects of this project and overcame many technical challenges, ensuring that they always delivered on time and within budget.
PML Applications Ltd were an invaluable partner in our study of the effect of marine growth on our subsea connection systems in marine energy environments. From desk-top study and professional advice, through to design of the subsea trials, and then work offshore to evaluate and report on the recovered test rig.
Their professionalism, their extensive knowledge and experience and passion really shone through. They were able to give us advice and solutions that took the theory and observed results, and apply that to what would work on our specific products in the real-world.
They always went the extra mile. Highly recommended.
Coldharbour Marine has worked with PML Applications since 2009. The unique approach to Ballast Water Treatment adopted by Coldharbour Marine meant that independent verification of the efficacy of each of the treatment stages that make up the system was required.
PML Applications, with its unique blend of marine scientists, project management skills and deep understanding of the requirements of the IMO BWT Convention represented the perfect partner to carry out this work. We will continue to work with PML in the future as new projects and challenges arise.
“PML Applications have supported us to test and evaluate a range of antifouling technologies to understand which technologies are best matched with how we operate.
The results of this testing will enable us to make data based decisions on our selection of hull coatings and hull maintenance approach, which could save fuel, reduce GHG emissions, increase vessel availability and improve our biosecurity status.”
We're proud to deliver brilliant projects across the marine environment. Here are just some examples of the talented organisations we work with: