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PRESS RELEASE: 28 AUGUST 2019

Marine-i support helps AMOG recruit specialist engineer

Marine engineering consultants, AMOG, have recruited Peter Mazurenko as a Renewable Energy Engineer for their Falmouth office, thanks to the support of the Marine-i project.

Peter grew up in Cornwall and attended school in Penzance, before graduating with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Surrey. With the help of Dawn McColl, who is based at Falmouth Marine School and supports businesses who are engaged in the Marine-i project with recruitment, AMOG successfully recruited Peter from a large pool of well qualified and skilled candidates.  

The Marine-i project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Unlocking Potential, seeks to find graduate-level talent to help Cornish and Isles of Scilly businesses innovate and grow by providing new marine products and services. (Unlocking Potential is managed by the Cornwall College Group, and committed to supporting businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to grow and prosper, for the benefit of the local economy).

Dawn McColl says: “AMOG is a dynamic and innovative company to work for, with offices in Australia, Falmouth and the USA. Peter has spent 4 weeks in Melbourne for a full induction to understand the company’s processes and capabilities.”  

Peter Mazurenko says: “Since returning to Cornwall, I have been heading up the building of the AMOG Wave Energy Convertor (WEC). This technology was initially built as a scale model and tested in the Coast Laboratory at Plymouth University prior to going into the production of a larger-scale technology demonstrator model. Our team had to overcome a number of challenges, including some extreme weather conditions, but we were delighted to announce that first power was produced by the technology demonstrator on 15th August 2019.”

The launch and generation of first power from this device is the culmination of thousands of hours of wave energy research, hydrodynamic analysis, structural design, hull fabrication, and electrical integration work. AMOG’s CEO Ben Clark says: “We are delighted to have Peter in our team and are looking forward to the completion of the test program and the insights it will bring for the future development of this innovative technology.”

Professor Lars Johanning of University of Exeter, which is the lead partner for Marine-i says: “We are really pleased to support AMOG’s ambitious development of wave energy technology in Cornwall and its demonstration at the FaBTest site in Falmouth Bay.”

A reception and information session, hosted by AMOG, will be held on Wednesday 11th September in London.