About HydroWing

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HydroWing operate a highly experienced and specialised team of offshore engineers from our base at Jubilee Wharf near Falmouth, UK.

HydroWing aims to advance through to deployment the innovative tidal energy converter, the ‘HydroWing’, to provide cost-effective, reliable and predictable power to communities around the globe.

The HydroWing team members below boast an unrivalled track record executing complex tidal energy projects for many of the sectors past and current developers. It is through this experience the HydroWing was conceived taking a holistic approach to reduce complexity, eliminate cripplingly high maintenance costs, and increase reliability of tidal generation.

The HydroWing Team

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Richard Parkinson

Managing Director
Class 1 Master Mariner

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Company founder and CEO I help formulate offshore operations methodologies and take charge of all operations offshore as well as overseeing and providing my knowledge and experience to drive the development of the HydroWing device which I conceived.

My offshore career started in 1984 working initially on BP Tankers, progressing to Master on Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels, heavy lift/ construction barges in the offshore oil industry- North Sea, SE Asia and West Africa.

I progressed into senior management roles and in 2004, I acquired Mojo as an ongoing marine contracting business. Over the next 10 years I developed the business into a very successful marine project management company specializing in the installation of offshore renewable energy projects (wind, wave and tidal) before selling in 2015.

I founded HydroWing Ltd in 2017 with the goal to develop the HydroWing device through to commercialisation by striving to increase the reliability and ease of maintenance compared with devices being developed in the industry. Since devising HydroWing it has gained ever growing momentum with the team growing 10-fold and project interest from around the globe.

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Ian Coleman

Marine Project Manager
BEng, MIMarEST

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Project manager with extensive offshore operational and project management experience in the marine renewables and construction sectors.

Years of experience of projects in the marine industry including deployment world's first commercial-scale and grid-connected tidal turbine over a decade ago. Since then I have worked alongside Richard on the deployment of most of the industries full scale tidal devices using my knowledge from the construction industry both onshore and offshore to develop and execute reliable cost-effective marine operations.

I endeavour to continually enhance my professional ability to and have achieved this through completion of a BEng (Hons) degree in Marine Engineering and Management at Southampton Solent University, along with additional continued professional development courses; including a level 6 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations and Lift Planning. Currently working towards chartership with IMarEST.

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James Mack

Project Manager & Design Engineer
BSc (Hons) Design Engineering

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As project manager I am responsible for the team development of our HydroWing device.

Having worked for over 10 years in offshore design and operations for a leading OEM I gained extensive experience in design, manufacture and utilisation of large offshore tools, equipment and infrastructure. With my background experience and desire to develop new and innovative ideas HydroWing fitted this perfectly and a made the move in November 2018.

Since making the move to HydroWing I have enjoyed exploring Cornwall with my family and have got back into with my hobby of mountain biking.

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Christophe Dormenval

Project Engineer
Naval Architect & Structural Engineer

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Responsible for offshore methodology creation and analysis through OrcaFlex as well as performing engineering analysis for HydroWing development.

I initialised my professional life working for leading classification society DNV-GL in both London and Aberdeen. This enabled me to progress in both my technical abilities as well as project management and communication skills.

A hardworking and proactive engineer I joined HydroWing to use these skills to help drive forward this new and innovative company whilst contributing to the development of the marine energy industry as a whole.

Having spent most of my childhood in France, I am fluent in both French and English. In my free time I am a keen sailor having lived near the coast most my life and joining HydroWing in Cornwall has allowed me to get out on the sea much more often. When there is no wind I am a keen runner and cyclist and enjoy getting out and about.

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Scott Poucher

Project Engineer
HND in Mechanical Engineering

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As a Project Design Engineer my main role is undertaking CAD design, taking concepts through detailed design to manufacture and producing detailed manufacturing drawings.

My main field is in mechanical/structural design, having spent the last 10 years working in the marine environment from marine renewables, ship/ vessel new builds and refits to working on the designs of a number of steel fabricated sea transport/ berthing structures and LARS frames for the installation of tidal turbines, along with developing a fast turnaround Cargo Sea-fastening design system.

I have an HND in Mechanical Engineering, I am a highly motivated engineer, very keen on personal development, constantly looking forward to developing new innovative forward-thinking products here at HydroWing. I like to study a ship science / naval architecture program in the future, to further boost my skills.

I moved to Cornwall 12 years ago to surf and have travelled the world doing so, I play the Bass guitar in a classic rock covers band and we play the pubs in and around Cornwall.

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Nathaniel Warren

Project Engineer
Naval Architect, MEng

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Involved in engineering, design, analysis, project management, planning and methodologies.

From the Roseland, Cornwall and recently completed study of MEng Ship Science at the University of Southampton, I joined HydroWing Ltd in April 2019.

Keen water sports enthusiast regularly going windsurfing, sailing and surfing. Previously competed for Great Britain in windsurfing World and European championships.

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Bevan Wray

Junior Project Engineer
MEng (Hons), MIMarEST

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Involved mainly in project management and development of the HydroWing, from grant applications to project feasibility assessments.

Born and raised in the fielded confines of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire I only witnessed the sea on summer holidays in Cornwall. A passion for surfing thrown in with my renewable energy engineering masters at the University of Exeter naturally saw me specialise in Marine renewables and tidal energy.

Having undertaken a summer internship and several projects with HydroWing during my final Masters year I joined the team in May 2019.

Outside the office I enjoy the Friday team pub visits, rock-climbing, football and am a keen skier and snowboarder.

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George Dadd

Design Engineer
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With a background in Maritime Engineering, I am a design engineer and hydrodynamics analyst.

I have worked on wide variety of projects including wind energy, tide energy, speed sailing, and subsea sensors carrying out design, research and development.

I prefer design using first principles engineering and use a variety of in house design tools. I also have expertise in design for composite and steel structures and use FE where required.

Proudest achievements include working on the Sail rocket design team winning the outright world speed sailing record, design and build of a kite boat racing craft, design and build of tidal energy rotors and solo transatlantic crossing in 38ft Ketch.  

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Peach Phurappa

Microgrid Engineer
Knowledge Transfer Partnership

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A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate with the University of Exeter, my role sees me responsible for microgrid design.

With a passion for learning and clean energy, I have come all the way from Thailand to achieve my Master in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Exeter. As a recent graduate, I joined Inyanga to apply what I have learnt in the real world industrial innovation, being the bridge transferring crucial microgrid related knowledge to the company and learning new and fascinating knowledge as I have always enjoyed doing.

In my free time I enjoy photography and having been in the UK for 7 years (4 years in Cornwall) allowing me to capture many beautiful sceneries and enjoy the out of city life. Most of my photos are posted on my photo Facebook page and some was turned into jigsaw puzzles.