I have worked as a consulting engineer with Kennedy & Donkin and its successor companies, now WSP, for over 30 years. I have led teams working on power project development since 1995, working on power only, CHP and power and water projects from industrial up to 2000MW. These development projects involved the optimisation of design and performance with commercial terms to offer the most competitive tariff effective for 20 years. The analysis, modelling and prediction is very demanding.
With a colleague I invented a technology improvement for power and thermal desalination projects which led to its installation on 3500MW of plant in Abu Dhabi. This technology has been superseded by the wider application of reverse osmosis technology. Subsequently I developed and promoted a series of thermal cycle innovations for power plant and was involved in the PB team working on the first carbon capture competition led by DECC.
I was appointed Head of Innovation at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, a role I fulfilled until the end of 2016.
I founded and am Director of PMW Technology Limited which has applied for a patent for a continuous cryogenic carbon capture process - A3C. The company formed a consortium with University of Chester, University of Sheffield, WSP and DNV GL to undertake a feasibility study. We applied for funding to Innovate UK under the Energy Catalyst Round 4 but were not initially successful. PMW Technology continued to work with University of Chester and has been awarded a sponsored PhD under their Eco Innovation programme supported by Horizon 2020. Belatedly Innovate UK also awarded the consortium funding of over £150,000, enabling PMW Technology Limited to launch two projects starting at Chester this October to evaluate and develop the A3C cryogenic process.