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Top Engineering Award for Quoceant Director

Beth Dickens is among winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Inventors and Innovators awards by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

Beth has dedicated her working life to tackling climate change through the development of innovative, marine renewable energy technologies. She co-founded and helped drive the growth of Quoceant, which seven years on, is a successful engineering consultancy with clients in the offshore wind, tidal and wave energy sectors.  A chartered engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Beth has spent over 20 years at the forefront of the marine renewables sector.

At Quoceant Beth has led several projects developing innovative sector enabling technology. This includes a novel inflatable hull technology to substantially change hull volume on command, and recently a marine quick connection system for the rapid and safe connection and disconnection of moorings and electrical cables to marine renewable devices.

Prior to Quoceant, Beth was Operations Development Manager at Pelamis Wave Power, where she managed the delivery of the full-scale operations programme for 1300Te wave energy converter. This included the development of testing methodologies, maintenance planning & execution, fault finding & rectification programmes, reliability analysis, and system design work

Speaking about the award, Beth said; "It is humbling to be selected as a recipient of this award amongst so many other inspirational and talented female engineers. It is great to see so many female engineers getting recognition and exposure for their work and being able to share their stories with the next generation. I love being part of innovative industry, in a job that can be hugely different from one day to the next as we develop, and test technology and it is great to be able to share even a little bit of that with the wider world.”


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