Experience:

  • Mechanical design engineer with a over 10 years of experience primarily working across wind, wave and tidal energy sectors, plus involvement with structural, machine and consumer product design.
  • Detailed knowledge of machining, fabrication and rapid prototyping methods with extensive experience in end to end design from concept through manufacture and testing.
  • Nick is fluent across a number of CAD packages including writing add-ins for software to enable mass, buoyancy and trim analyses.
  • Seconded to a client's site to provide engineering support to manufacture, assembly and testing of a wave energy device.
  • Trained in operation of mills / lathes and CNC programming.

Projects:

  • Wave energy converter powertrain design, analysis, assembly and testing at full scale.
  • UAV design for additive manufacture and production of a prototype.
  • Tooling design for 1MW tidal turbine deployment and maintenance activities.
  • CFD design optimisation of Archimedes screw turbine.
  • Wave energy test rig design.
  • Concept, design, manufacture, installation and testing of vertical axis wind turbine.
Nick Del-Greco

The Blackfish Engineering Team