Matt Reed has been appointed as the new Chief Technical Officer at Tocardo and will take the lead on the development of the Tocardo T-2si turbine. Matt brings considerable experience to the team and was previously the Engineering Director for Marine Current Turbines and was instrumental in leading the development of the Seagen Project – the world’s first commercial tidal turbine. Matt has most recently been supporting HydroWing on the development of the Patented Turbine Control Hub under the ERDF Marine-I Program, developing a fully redundant control system for multiple turbine systems. On completion of this assignment he will transfer as CTO to Tocardo.
Tocardo are currently developing an upgraded version of the T-2 turbine called the T-2si – this has innovative control features allowing the turbines to produce higher yield beyond rated capacity using innovative control and blade technology. Matt will be supported by the Tocardo team and the parent companies HydroWing and QED Naval who are developing subsea tidal energy projects. Additionally, Matt will lead on supervising the ongoing developments at the OTP project in Zeeland.