New CTO at Tocardo

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Matt Reed has been appointed as the new chief technical officer at tidal turbine company Tocardo.

Tocardo is one of the world’s leading tidal turbine developers and since 2020 has been fully-owned by Penryn-based HydroWing and QED Naval.

Reed brings extensive experience to the team and was previously the engineering director for Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and was instrumental in leading the development of the Seagen Project- the world’s first commercial tidal turbine.

He has most recently been supporting HydroWing on the development of the Patented Turbine Control Hub under the ERDF Marine-i Programme.

Tocardo director Richard Parkinson said: “Matt is joining Tocardo at a very exciting time and brings a massive amount of experience on tidal energy with him. I have personally known Matt from his MCT days and it’s great that we can bring his vast experience to the development of our innovative new T2SI turbine and to our projects throughout Europe.”

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