MBE for tidal energy engineer and developer Professor Peter Fraenkel

January 3rd, 2013 by Marine Current Turbines

Professor Peter Fraenkel visiting SeaGen in Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland in September 2012 (click image to expand - image courtesy of Marine Current Turbines)

Professor Peter Fraenkel, Marine Current Turbine‘s co-founder, and until recently its Technical Director, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for his services to the UK marine energy industry.

Professor Fraenkel came to Guernsey on several occasions when Guernsey Electricity Ltd had an investment in Marine Current Turbines.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd sold their investment when Siemens acquired MCT.

Professor Fraenkel gave excellent presentations to a number of Guernsey audiences including the Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) on 17 October 2007 and again on 21 October 2009.

Professor Peter Fraenkel of Marine Current Turbines answers a question after his presentation to the Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers on 21 October 2009 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Peter Fraenkel has had a prominent role in the development of tidal current energy for nearly 20 years and has worked since the mid-1970s on a variety of other renewable energy projects.

He is the inventor of the award-winning SeaGen, still the world’s largest grid-connected tidal stream turbine.

Peter Fraenkel was one of the founders of the British Wind Energy Association, now called RenewableUK, and he is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.


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