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New Power Sector Lead at HR Wallingford

Posted: 02-Jul-2018

Michael Case will be based at HR Wallingford’s UK campus which houses world-leading physical modelling laboratories including the Fast Flow Facility.

Michael Case has joined independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation, HR Wallingford, as Business Development Manager for the power sector. Based at the company’s Oxfordshire Head Office, Michael will be leading on business development in the renewables, marine cables and nuclear sectors.

Michael was previously at Tidal Lagoon Power where he was Head of Turbine Development working on turbine R&D along with lagoon strategic project development, site selection and feasibility studies.

Andrew Brown, Business Development Director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michael to the business development team. HR Wallingford has a long track record in solving water-related challenges for the global energy industry, helping to optimise investment return and manage risk. We support every phase of a project’s lifecycle, from concept development, site selection and environmental impact assessments, through operation and maintenance, and decommissioning.”

HR Wallingford’s recent work in the renewables sector includes working with ScottishPower Renewables to evaluate scour protection for piled jacket foundations at East Anglia ONE, and carrying out research on behalf of E.ON to advance the understanding of pile driving on fish species during wind farm construction. Research in the Fast Flow Facility is also helping TenneT and the University of Rostock in Germany to obtain data to help to predict the movement of unexploded ordnance in the North Sea, and to assess the development of scour around substation jacket foundations in research funded by the German government.

HR Wallingford has worked on projects at all of the UK’s nuclear power plant sites, as well as several international nuclear power projects. The services HR Wallingford provides include specialist support for safety and risk management challenges, for example, the reliability and fail-safe behaviour of critical systems such as cooling water systems; site integrity, in relation to external flood hazards including cyclones and tsunami risk; design for extremely unlikely or long return-period events; the response to long-term climate change and sea level change; and decommissioning issues.

Reach Michael on +44 (0)1491 822487 or +44 (0) 7801 685758.


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