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Leader for Wave Hub project appointed
Guy Lavender has been appointed as General Manager for the Wave Hub project.
The South West
After a comprehensive recruitment process Mr Lavender emerged as the outstanding candidate from a strong field.
Stephen Peacock, Executive Director of
Guy who currently works at the
From January Guy will join the Wave Hub delivery team as the remaining installation contracts are awarded and construction begins, and he will then be responsible for leading the safe and efficient operation of Wave Hub. One of his first tasks will be to firm up the structure of the operations team and recruit additional specialist staff. He will also be setting up a Wave Hub office in Hayle.
Guy joined the Agency in May 2006 and has worked to ensure that the region reaps the maximum economic, cultural and tourism benefit from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while encouraging more young people to take up sport.
A former Army Lieutenant Colonel who served in the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, Guy holds two Masters degrees, one in defence technology and another in business administration.
During his distinguished 17-year armed forces career, Guy served in some of the world's most volatile hotspots and held senior defence procurement positions within the Ministry of Defence having undertaken a high level of technical training.
This saw him lead different teams to deliver complex technical programmes in challenging environments.
Guy is also a keen sportsman whose interests include competitive running, skydiving, sailing, skiing and climbing.
Wave Hub is due to be in the water next year, with one of the four testing berths already signed up. Work on the shore side at Hayle is due to begin next week.
Wave Hub is funded with £12.5 million from the South West
Notes to Editors
1. Images: an artist's impression of Wave Hub can be downloaded at www.flickr.com/photos/southwestengland. Scroll down the right hand side of the screen and click on the ˜Wave Hub' set.
2. The South West
3. Wave Hub is a major marine renewables infrastructure project that will create an electrical ˜socket' on the seabed in some 50 metres of water around 16kms (10 miles) off the coast of
4. An independent economic impact assessment has calculated that Wave Hub could create 1,800 jobs and inject £560 million in the
5. Legal agreements have been signed with leading renewable energy company Ocean Power Technologies Limited to take the first berth at Wave Hub using its PowerBuoy wave energy converter. Images of PowerBuoy can be downloaded at www.flickr.com/photos/southwestengland
6. JDR Cable Systems Ltd has been appointed to manufacture the armoured 26.5 km (16.5 mile) 33kV cable and hub assembly for Wave Hub at its factory in
7. Powermann Ltd of Poole in Dorset has been appointed to handle the £1 million onshore electrical works that will connect Wave Hub to the
9. With government,
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