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QED Naval Ltd

Subhub is a submersible foundation structure for wave and tidal turbines that significantly reduces the cost of deployment.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded May 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

QED Naval is a consultancy firm, specialising in marine renewables. QED recognised that one of the major issues holding back the development of the wave and tidal industry was the costs of deployment. Their fully integrated solution, called Subhub, tests & commissions ashore, transports, installs and maintains the turbines. Their target customers are commercial scale (1MW) tidal turbine developers and field developers.


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    Jeremy Richard Smith
    Managing Director

    Jeremy is an experienced Naval Architect having worked within the marine industry for almost 20 years. He worked within R & D for over a decade in QinetiQ firstly within the submarine structures and then ship structures department. He led the development of the composite propeller projects taking them from concept to demonstration with full scale trials at sea. He then set up QED Naval as a consultancy to serve the marine renewables industry.

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    Jairo Gonzalez Perez
    Fluid Loading Engineer

    Jairo holds a M.Eng. in aeronautical engineering from Columbia. He came to the UK & spent time as a researcher at Cranfield University developing fluid models of jet engines. He then started his 2nd Masters degree in renewable energy from Newcastle University and his thesis was in fluid loading of a tidal turbine.


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    Turcan Connell
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    Henderson Loggie

Previous Investors

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    Scottish Enterprise (SMART Team)