CoRMaT Tidal Turbine
 
 

Team

 

Cameron Johnstone - Chief Executive

Cameron held the post of senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and is a director of the Energy Systems Research Unit, which was established in 1987 as a cross-discipline team concerned with new approaches to built environment energy demand reduction and the introduction of sustainable means of energy supply.

Cameron has conducted extensive research into tidal power extraction focusing on flow analysis/ power transfer techniques and the development of control parameters for firm power delivery from multiple sites. He has investigated the performance optimization of tidal turbine systems to better facilitate power take-off and supply integration.

Cameron is a member of the Energy Institute and is on the management team of the EU's Coordinated Action in Ocean Energy initiative and Equimarproject.

Dave Pratt – Director

Dave has over 30 years experience in the energy industry. He is currently Chairman of PanAmerican Geophysical Company Ltd, an international oil and gas service company.

Dave was formerly Chairman of AiM listed Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc having previously held the position of CEO and having taken the company from university spin out to commercialisation and listing on the public market. Prior to that Dave held executive management positions in a number of countries with oil service companies.

Dave is a geophysicist by training and has an MBA with distinction from the Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde.

Robbie MacDonald – Project Engineer

Robbie graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters with Distinction in Engineering Product Design and went on to conduct research supported by the Carbon Trust into the design of a novel vessel for accessing and maintaining offshore wind turbines. Robbie has been awarded a number of prizes for his work including The Carbon Trust OWA prize, the DMEM Helen Mirren Prize, and RAEng innovation prize. He was also a Hothouse finalist, received the IED Innovation award, and Strathclyde’s Brightest Young Business award.

Robbie is currently running a project to deploy and monitor a full scale CoRMaT turbine on Nautricity’s patented Hydrobuoy mooring system.

Stephanie Conesa – Environmental Analyst

Stephanie graduated from Glasgow University with an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development. She served in environmental advisory roles for Eco Aim and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) prior to joining Nautricity.

Stephanie is working on environmental and other aspects of the Argyll Tidal development at The Mull of Kintyre.

Florence Harvester – Procurement Manager

Florence is an experienced procurement professional. She co-ordinates all aspects of Nautricity's supply chain.

 
 
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