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    December 16th, 2015

    digital simulation of Minesto green technology 'kite'


    (Source: Minesto)

    Leading marine renewable energy company Minesto, has together with eight partners, including ac&e, received EUR 5.1 million, to develop the Deep Green technology within a project named PowerKite. The project will be financed through EU Horizon 2020.EU has a strong ambition to develop the field of marine energy and has quadrupled its budget over the next four years. To utilize the oceans is something that also has been prioritized at the climate meeting in Paris, COP21, in programs such as ”Energy and water: a nexus for development and adaptation to climate change” and ”Ocean solutions for our climate: mitigation through marine innovation”.

    Together with eight partners Minesto now have now secured EUR 5.1 million to improve the Deep Green technology’s robustness and performance. The aim is to develop the next generation of the Deep Green power plant; to give it a better performance, a longer life expectancy and improved reliability, all in order to further reduce costs for generating electricity from tides and ocean currents.

    Minestos partners consists of the Belgian electricity company Laborelec, a subsidiary of Engie, the world’s largest private electricity company, Chalmers University of Technology, Midroc Project Management AB, SSPA Sweden AB, UW-Elast, Moorlink Solutions AB and ac&e and Queens University Belfast in the United Kingdom.

    “Succeeding in establishing development projects with leading players in Europe like this, is a proof of the interest in our product and our ability to establish large projects”, said Anders Jansson, CEO of Minesto. ”Being able to take part in this effort on marine energy, by the EU, is of course highly pleasing, motivating and extremely important.”

    The project will run for 30 months, and the consortium will cover the science areas that are necessary to improve product performance, and ensure environmental standards as well as the requirements of customers.

    “We have been involved in the marine energy sector for a number of years and we are delighted to be part of the PowerKite project”, said Ana Novak, Project Manager, ENGIE Lab. ”The Deep Green technology is focusing on proving cost-efficient use of low velocity tidal streams which could be beneficial for the tidal sector as a whole.”

    Minesto was recently listed on NASDAQ First North in Stockholm, giving the company a capital injection of EUR 15.5 million on top of other recent funding from the European Regional Development Funds through the Welsh Government (EUR 13 million) and KIC InnoEnergy (EUR 3.5 million).

    Overall, Minesto has received investments of circa EUR 37 million in 2015, in order to be able to accelerate its efforts to become one of the leading actors worldwide in the marine energy sector.

    For additional information please contact:

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    Tel: +44 (0)1925 606407
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    About Minesto

    Minesto is a marine energy company whose mission is to minimize the global footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial power production from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. Minesto’s award winning and patented product, Deep Green, is the only proven marine power plant that operates cost efficiently in areas with low velocity currents. In May 2015, Minesto secured a €13m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government for the commercial rollout of Deep Green. Minesto was founded in 2007 and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Anglesey, Wales and Northern Ireland. The major shareholders in Minesto are BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology. Anders Jansson is the company’s CEO. Read more about Minesto at

    For more information, please visit: the Minesto website

    July 17th, 2015


    UK pioneers in design and manufacturing simulation, ac&e, have entered a powerful partnership with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists NUMECA International. Headquartered in Brussels, NUMECA is a leading developer and provider of grid generation, multiphysics CFD and multidisciplinary (conjugate heat transfer, aero- and vibro-acoustics, fluid-structure interactions) simulation and optimization software for industrial products and processes. Through this new partnership, NUMECA announces an even greater consolidation of its presence on the world stage.

    NUMECA’s leading technologies strengthen ac&e’s existing portfolio of design simulation solutions, which is underpinned by its high performance computing capabilities, and enables it to deliver greater productivity in the computational design and analysis process. This enables ac&e’s prestigious client base, which spans some of the world’s leading industries, to achieve better design analysis solutions faster, and at reduced cost.

    Leader in the field of flow simulations and optimization and in particular in the field of turbomachinery, marine, aeronautics, aerospace and multiphysics, NUMECA offers an extended suite of software covering a broad range of applications for both internal and external flows. NUMECA product developments are based on a range of unique innovative technology, offering strong reduction of simulation cost and time.

    Anthony Mosquera, Manager of Design Services at ac&e, sees a unique proposition coming from the partnership:

    “NUMECA products are used by world class leaders including aeronautics, space, automotive and energy, which reflects our own diverse portfolio. What we see in these industries is the need to generate results from complex challenges much faster than before. I am genuinely excited about this partnership as it addresses very real challenges.”

    Aji Purwanto, Business Development Director at NUMECA International is equally buoyant: “ac&e provides an ideal partner for us to sell and support our software solutions into the UK and Irish markets. They can integrate our solutions into their existing software offering, and deliver greater productivity to leading industries in the region. Our partnership with ac&e will give faster and stronger response to specific industrial requirements with customer satisfaction as our main objective.”



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    Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd (ac&e):

    Founded in 1987 ac&e enables some of the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers to achieve dramatically reduced costs and time to market.  ac&e helps clients make better decisions faster through systems, consultancy, training and support, using world-leading software and computing optimisation to deliver leading-edge simulation technology. ac&e’s client bases includes construction, automotive, aerospace, marine, defence, power, utilities, food (and allied industries) and plastics & polymers.  For further information please visit

    About NUMECA International

    NUMECA International is a leading developer and provider of Grid Generation, Multiphysics CFD and Multidisciplinary (Conjugate Heat Transfer, Aero- and Vibro Acoustics, Fluid-structure interactions) simulation and optimization software for industrial products and processes.  Based on original and innovative technology, NUMECA software systems are largely recognized for their superior performances and fidelity with unique application-driven features.

    NUMECA Int. has its headquarters and main development teams in Brussels, Belgium and is present worldwide with subsidiaries in China, India, Japan and USA.

    January 9th, 2015

    With clients in several continents, ac&e and our US subsidiary acel inc, continue to help clients drive ever greater efficiencies with smarter, faster cutting and welding.  

    This is thanks to StruCIM® – our fully-automated system for robotic cutting and welding that takes structural designs from engineering data to fabricated assemblies within a single, powerful, easy-to-use solution.

    StruCIM® offers a variety of hardware solutions to fit your particular needs and existing production lines. With its intuitive interface, operators can quickly fabricate complex parts and assemblies with no robotics experience.

    The system is able to handle beams and flat plates and delivers a significant production advantage over existing methods.  StruCIM®’s integrated software system drives robotically controlled cutting and welding systems, automating beam and plate cutting and welding for structural steel applications. It is user friendly and easy to integrate into existing operations, producing dramatic throughput improvements.

    One client, CFR/Machitech of Quebec said “One machine has taken the place of three or four different workcells for our busy clients. This has saved them overhead and improved their shop throughput dramatically.”

    Creators of the StruCIM® software, ac&e, offer a range of powerful manufacturing simulation software products. Our robust, field-tested software is used to assist the manufacturing process by preparing programs (via off-line programming) to verify function before committing to hardware.

    Areas of expertise include:

    • Robotics programming

    • CNC verification

    • CMM verification

    • Simulation of robots and workcells for small part assembly

    • Materials handling simulation of entire production lines


    The comprehensive software engine behind StruCIM® is CimStation Robotics® (CSR) – an easy-to-use robotic simulation tool that works completely off-line, eliminating the risk of damage to equipment and enabling robots and other equipment to remain in continuous production. The CSR® software is modular and covers applications including cutting, welding, painting, inspection and assembly.

    StruCIM® delivers a wide spectrum of cost benefits including:

    • Improved production throughput by up to 250%
    • Improved consistency of cuts and reduced scrap
    • Reduced cycle time for large assemblies
    • Minimized production floor space
    • Eliminated risk of damage to equipment

    Let’s start the conversation about transforming your throughput capabilities –  download the StruCIM Brochure and contact Brett Malone on +1 888 634-6020 x 500 or email


    November 5th, 2014



    ac&e in partnership with DataBunker now provide an affordable secure fixed price cloud backup.   And for larger amounts of data, we offer a dedicated on-site backup & disaster recovery appliance, which provides backup over your LAN and then automatically mirrors this offsite. For more on backup visit our DataBunker page, email or call +44(0)1925 606400.

    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e in partnership with Fujitsu provide a complete Augmented Reality (AR) solution, combining the software and hardware to harness to power of your mobile workforce.  Now, all you need is a smart device with a camera to access live data from your remote databases, transforming the way you work.  For further information visit our AR page, email or call +44(0)1925 606400.


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    November 3rd, 2014



    ac&e are a licensed distributor of Fujitsu high performance computing. Fujitsu´s CELSIUS workstations offer a sophisticated combination of leading-edge processor and graphics performance to increase application efficiency.

    These high-quality, modular products in multiple form factors are configurable for your organization’s precise needs. Thanks to comprehensive ISV certification, you’ll enjoy smooth and trouble-free operation of all your applications. Best-in-class noise emissions help maximize productivity by contributing to a quieter working environment. For further information email or call +44(0)1925 606400. 

    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e can help you unlock the processing power from across your department or organisation. We can help you link multiple processors from multiple machines, enabling you to work smarter and faster.

    We bring shared and clustered memory solutions to a wide range of businesses from those running off-the-shelf software to those with proprietary code and engineering industry standard packages.

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    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e are once again principle sponsors of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Urban Drainage Group Autumn Conference.

    The 2014 event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Urban Drainage Group and comprises a programme spanning three days of forums and presentations with workshops focused on current related industry topics.

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    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e now enables water and utilities industry professionals to take advantage of leading virtualization solutions.  With our NVIDIA Grid partnership, you can add graphics-intensive users to your virtual environment, improving productivity for all. Access to highly interactive windows and multimedia as well as all relevant applications is now possible on any device, anywhere.  For more information visit our NVIDIA page, email or call 01925 606400. Or download our datasheet here:

    September 28th, 2014

    An Automation, Integration & Design Optimization Workshop using PHX ModelCenter®

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