The Team - Inyanga Marine Projects

Meet our highly experienced offshore renewable project management team

From highly experienced to graduate engineers our team holds over 60 years of experience and knowledge stemming from the birth of the marine renewables sector.

Through the diversity in our teams engineering and operational skills we provide our customers with detailed, accurate and holistic solutions to the range of marine energy problems.


Richard Parkinson

Managing Director

Class 1 Master Mariner



Company founder and CEO I help formulate offshore operations methodologies and take charge of all operations offshore as well as overseeing and providing my knowledge and experience to drive the development of the HydroWing device which I conceived.

My offshore career started in 1984 working initially on BP Tankers, progressing to Master on Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels, heavy lift/ construction barges in the offshore oil industry- North Sea, SE Asia and West Africa.

I progressed into senior management roles and in 2004, I acquired Mojo as an ongoing marine contracting business. Over the next 10 years I developed the business into a very successful marine project management company specializing in the installation of offshore renewable energy projects (wind, wave and tidal) before selling in 2015.

I founded Inyanga Marine in 2017 with the goal to develop the HydroWIng device through to commercilisation by striving to increase the reliability and ease of maintenance compared with devices being developed in the industry. Whilst continuing this development I expanded the business to provide to include offshore management services due to sector demand for cost effective and reliable offshore management solutions.

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Ian Coleman

Marine Project Manager




Project manager with extensive offshore operational and project management experience in the marine renewables and construction sectors.

Years of experience of projects in the marine industry including deployment world's firstcommercial-scale and grid-connected tidal turbine over a decade ago. Since then I have worked alongside Richard on the deployment of most of the industries full scale tidal devices using my knowledge from the construction industry both onshore and offshore to develop and execute reliable cost effective marine operations.

I endeavor to continually enhance my professional ability to and have achieved this through completion of a BEng (Hons) degree in Marine Engineering and Management at Southampton Solent University, along with additional continued professional development courses; including a level 6 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations and Lift Planning. Currently working towards chartership with IMarEST.

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James Mack

Project Manager & Design Engineer

BSc (Hons) Design Engineering - Bournemouth University



As project manager I am responsible for the team developing of our HydroWing device as well as projects for our engineering consultancy clients.

Having worked for over 10 years in offshore design and operations for a leading OEM I gained extensive experience in design, manufacture and utiilisation of large offshore tools, equipment and infrastructure. With my background experience and desire to develop new and innovative ideas Inyanga fitted this perfectly and a made the move in November 2018.

Since making the move to Inyanga I have enjoyed exploring Cornwall with my family and have got back into with my hobby of mountain biking.



Christophe Dormenval

Project Engineer

Naval Architect & Structural Engineer



Responsible for offshore methodology creation and analysis through OrcaFlex as well as performing engineering analysis for of engineering for clients and the HydroWing development.

I initilised my professional life working for a leading classification society in both London and Aberdeen. This enabled me to progress in both my technical abilities as well as project management and communication skills.

A hardworking and proactive engineer I joined Inyanga to use these skills to help drive forward this new and innovative company whilst contributing to the development of the marine energy industry as a whole.

Having spent most of my childhood in France, I am fluent in both French and English. In my free time I am a keen sailor having lived near the coast most my life and joining Inyanga in Cornwall has allowed me to get out on the sea much more often. When there’s no wind I am a keen runner and cyclist and enjoy getting out and about.


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Scott Poucher

Project Engineer

HND in Mechanical Engineering



As a Project Design Engineer my main role is undertaking CAD design, taking concepts through to manufacture, producing detailed manufacturing drawings along with sea fastening design work & cargo grillages.

My main field is in mechanical/structural design, having spent the last 10 years working in the marine environment from marine renewables, ship/ vessel new builds and refits to working on the designs of a number of steel fabricated sea transport/ berthing structures and LARS frames for the installation of tidal turbines, along with developing a fast turn around Cargo Sea-fastening design system.

I have a HND in Mechanical Engineering, I’m a highly motivated engineer, very keen on personal development, constantly looking forward to developing new innovative forward thinking products here at Inyanga. I like to study a ship science / naval architecture program in the future, to further boost my skills.

I moved to Cornwall 12 years ago to surf and have travelled the world doing so, I play the Bass guitar in a classic rock covers band and we play the pubs in and around Cornwall. 

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Nathaniel Warren

Junior Project Engineer

Naval Architect, MEng, MRENA



Involved in engineering, design, analysis, project management, planning and methodologies.

From the Roseland, Cornwall and recently completed study of MEng Ship Science at the University of Southampton, I joined Inyanga Maritime Ltd in April 2019.

Keen watersports enthusiast regularly going windsurfing, sailing and surfing. Previously competed for Great Britain in windsurfing World and European championships.

Recent projects with Inyanga:

  • Design and planning of Minesto DG100 launch and recovery system.
  • Planning of Minesto DG500 launch and recovery upgrade.
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Bevan Wray

Renewable Energy Engineer

MEng (Hons), MIMarEST



Involved in engineering design, project development and HydroWing project proposals.

Born and raised in the fielded confines of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire I only witnessed the sea on summer holidays in Cornwall. A passion for surfing thrown in with my renewable energy masters at the University of Exeter naturally saw me specialise in Marine renewables.

Having undertaken a summer internship and with Inyanga during my final Masters year I joined the team in May 2019.

Outside the office I enjoy the Friday team pub visits, rock-climbing, football and am a keen skier and snowboarder.

Recent projects with Inyanga:

  • Project procurement and installation of the Sabella D10 1-MW tidal turbine
  • Design optimisation of HydroWing gravity base structure
  • HydroWing feasibility study for provision of power to an island community

George Dadd

Design Engineer


With a background in Maritime Engineering, I am a design engineer and hydrodynamics analyst.

I have worked on wide variety of projects including wind energy, tide energy, speed sailing, and subsea sensors carrying out design, research and development.

I prefer design using first principles engineering and use a variety of in house design tools. I also have expertise in design for composite and steel structures and use FE where required.

Proudest achievements include working on the Sail rocket design team winning the outright world speed sailing record, design and build of a kite boat racing craft, design and build of tidal energy rotors and solo transatlantic crossing in 38ft Ketch.  


Peach Phurappa

Microgrid Engineer

Knowledge Transfer Partnership



A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate with the University of Exeter, my role sees me responsible for microgrid design.

With a passion for learning and clean energy, I have come all the way from Thailand to achieve my Master in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Exeter. As a recent graduate, I joined Inyanga to apply what I have learnt in the real world industrial innovation, being the bridge transferring crucial microgrid related knowledge to the company and learning new and fascinating knowledge as I have always enjoyed doing.

In my free time I enjoy photography and having been in the UK for 7 years (4 years in Cornwall) allowing me to capture many beautiful sceneries and enjoy the out of city life. Most of my photos are posted on my photo Facebook page and some was turned into jigsaw puzzles.