Pelagic Innovation is the consultancy company of Donald Naylor a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 18 years of experience in the design, manufacture, installation and operation of powerful equipment for the marine environment. Having recently left a senior engineering position at the wave energy developer, Aquamarine Power, Donald is now offering his experience to the wider marine energy market. He has a broad knowledge of mechanical systems, hydraulics, structures, composites, marine operations and other associated technologies as well as being an experienced manager of technical specialists, suppliers and customers.

Recent News

20.01.2017 – Rotohybrid

WES have announced that the Rotohydrid project has been chosen for funding under their Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes call. Pelagic Innovation will be managing the engineering design activities in the project which will develop rotational moulding of polymers for the design of novel hybrid wave energy converters. Edinburgh University will lead a strong team that also includes Queen’s University BelfastCETO UK, ÉireComposites and Kingspan Environmental.

28.09.2016 – Gator PTO – Stage 2

The news has recently come out that the Gator PTO is one of 4 projects to successfully progress from stage 1 to stage 2 of the WES PTO call. We are delighted to be a core element of this team and to continuing our relationship with Tfi, Exceedence and Strathclyde University.

11.05.2016 – Mocean WEC Concept Engineering

Pelagic Innovation is now responsible for delivery of the concept engineering work package for the Mocean WEC.  On this project we will team up with AJS Design Engineering in order to provide a broad range of experience and to meet the project timescales.

01.03.2016 – Power Take Off (PTO) Projects

Pelagic Innovation are contributing to two Wave Energy Scotland PTO projects. We are providing system design and wave energy expertise to the Gator PTO which is being developed in collaboration with TfI and Exceedence.

On the Advanced Hydraulic PTO with Nova Innovation we are providing technical project management services

12.02.2016 – Wave Energy Scotland – Materials Landscaping Project

Pelagic Innovation are delighted  to be a part of the team that has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland to deliver a Materials Landscaping Project.  The objective of the study is to help WES identify the future requirements of the wave sector and enable WES to target technology development where it is most needed. The Materials project will be lead by The University of Edinburgh Institute for Materials and Processes.

21.10.15 – Professional Design and Analysis Software

Pelagic Innovation is now fully equipped with the latest design and simulation software from Autodesk. The ‘Product Design Suite’ is a “comprehensive 3D product design software solution that delivers simulation, collaboration, visualization and Digital Prototyping tools to complete your entire engineering process“. It is supported by the powerful ‘Simulation Mechanical’ finite element package and our capability is further enhanced with the ‘Autodesk CFD’ package.

Access to this powerful set of software has been made possible thanks to the Autodesk Cleantech Partner Program. Thank you Autodesk!