Henry Han Lei, the Founder and Managing Director of Hann-Ocean Group, is also the inventor of Drakoo wave technology which is patented internationally. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture from South China University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Smart Product Design from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Henry has leveraged eleven years of defence project management experience at DSTA (Singapore) and over eight years of naval architecture and ocean engineering design experience in marine consultancy firms, including MARIC (China) into product innovation and business management roles at Hann-Ocean over the last thirteen years. As a testament to his technical and managerial prowess, he has been the recipient of over fifteen awards such as the Singapore Defence Technology Prize and the coveted Innovation Excellence Award.
In 2015, under Henry’s leadership, Hann-Ocean Energy successfully registered its subsidiary in Nantong, China to expand the Group’s production and operational capabilities. That same year, construction of the One-Wave wave tank, a workshop and installation of two overhead cranes was completed at the Nantong facility. This paved the way for Hann-Ocean to design, assemble, test and optimize its 10kWp Drakoo WEC model in 2016 which reached its peak capacity by November 2017. In June 2018, a 15kWp model was developed, tested and witnessed by DNV GL. This second generation Drakoo WEC model is ready for deployment in several key areas such as the offshore oil and gas industry, on sustainable islands and resorts and for generating auxiliary power in marine energy parks.
Robert brings with him a wealth of experience as a specialized professional investor to the company. As the Chief Financial Officer and one of the major shareholders, Robert steers the firm’s finances, investments and other major financial matters. He is also well versed with the marine industry, having been involved in engineering, project management and other areas of the offshore platform manufacturing industry for many years of his life.
Lex specializes in fluid mechanics and has been with Hann-Ocean since 2013. He received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands where his chosen area of study was Engineering Thermodynamics for Energy Systems. At Hann-Ocean, Lex drives research and development of the Drakoo energy conversion technology through computational fluid dynamic simulations and hands-on testing of small and full-scale devices.
Sean Xua is a graduate of Changzhou College of Engineering Technology. He has several years of experience in the shipping and marine industries, where he was involved in the procurement of ships and offshore steel structures. Sean employs this experience in overseeing all procurement activities of the company.
Sarah Yu holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nanjing Science and Technology University. Prior to joining Hann-Ocean, Sarah worked in the manufacturing industry, on projects related to equipment, modules and pipes for oil and chemical plants. She has many years of experience interfacing with major firms such as Shell, Air Liquide, ABB, Siemens, Technip and Fluor. At Hann-Ocean, Sarah is responsible for marketing, product promotion and client relationship management. In early 2018, she participated in showcasing and promoting Drakoo to the international community at the 11th WFES in Abu Dhabi.
Ray Ling holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Automation. Before joining Hann-Ocean, Ray was involved in the management of mechanical and electrical equipment in the shipbuilding industry, in addition to possessing several years of construction management experience related to large-scale roll-on/roll-off ships, chemical tankers and bulk carriers. At Hann-Ocean, Ray utilizes his equipment management experience to oversee installation, operation and maintenance of equipment and products.