• A Chartered mechanical engineer with five years’ experience in the marine renewable industry.
  • Expertise in structural hydro- and aerodynamic modelling & simulation.
  • Statistical and mathematical analysis of modelled, environmental and field test data.
  • Process and test development experience for verification and certification purposes.
  • Tidal turbine control logic development.
  • Assessments of rotor performance and multi-objective design optimisation.
  • CAD design of bespoke test rigs and offshore renewable devices & equipment.


  • 1MW tidal turbine – control logic development, modelling, analysis and operational testing.
  • Technical report writing for the ReDAPT project.
  • Tidal turbine performance modelling and blade optimisation.
  • Offshore tooling design for marine renewables.
  • Tidal turbine verification testing.
  • Small scale wind turbine design, build and test.
  • Self-build of Caterham 310S.
James Harrison (MEng, AMIMechE)

The Blackfish Engineering Team