Press Release April, 21, 2015

A Norfolk based company is celebrating today, 21 April, after its unique range of products and export achievements have led to it receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.


Magnus Marine Limited, based at the Hethel Engineering Centre, manufactures a range of Power Quality Products including Shore Power Converters that are supplied to super yachts around the world. These devices enable a ship, once in port, to successfully connect to any worldwide shore electrical power supply.

Each unit is built to an individual specification and used on super yachts of 30 – 150 metres.

“This is a great boost to everyone involved in the business and is testimony to the quality, superiority and uniqueness of our products which are sold throughout the world,” said Matthew Scales Managing Director of the business.

“All products are designed and built at Hethel, 95 per cent of which go for export to every corner of the world, and to virtually every major super yacht builder and refit yard. All staff are highly skilled engineers dedicated to designing and manufacturing the finest, most dependable systems.

“Winning the Queen’s Award is a great accolade to our achievement in becoming the world’s leading supplier in the industry and a great morale booster for the staff. It will I am sure be very important for the future development of the business and a clear message to our customers that they are dealing with a world class manufacturer. Magnus

Marine products can be installed both during the construction of a new vessel or retrofitted to an existing one. They have zero emissions once the vessel is in harbour and means there is no noise, vibration or pollution from diesel generators.

Whatever the supply on shore it will be converted to power all electrical equipment on board.

“This Award will only inspire us to do even more in the future and we are currently building Energy Storage Products, that will be able to store any excess electricity generated and lead to significantly lower fuel costs and smaller carbon footprints,” said Matthew Scales.”