Simon Cheeseman is the ORE Catapult’s Wave & Tidal Energy Sector Specialist.
He runs the Catapult’s offices in Cornwall and a hot desk facility with University of Plymouth, as part of the Catapult and Universities Collaborative Offshore Subsea Systems (COSS) technology accelerator.
Simon has been involved in marine renewable energy since 2012 when he worked for the Energy Technologies Institute before joining ORE Catapult in Feb 2014. He’s responsible for helping set the ORE Catapult’s marine energy strategy, he leads the €48million Tidal Industry Energiser project (TIGER), and is focused on accelerating floating wind deployment in the Celtic Sea as well as growing the South West and Wales supply chain capability and capacity.
Simon is strategy lead for the Catapult’s Marine Energy Strategic Growth area and the Business Development lead for the Project Pipeline Strategic Growth Area. Simon represents the Catapult on the Board of the Celtic Sea Cluster, the Board of Maritime UK South West and is one of the Catapult’s representatives on the Marine Energy Council.
Simon’s focus is developing collaborative projects for ORE Catapult in wave, tidal and floating wind energy as well as supporting floating wind project developers and supply chain development for floating wind in the South West and Wales.