Natural Power names HSEQ lead

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has appointed David Armour as its Head of HSEQ. This wide ranging role includes leading the health, safety, environmental and quality team that provides support and advice to both the company internally and to its clients internationally. David also has responsibility for developing and implementing the HSEQ strategy across Natural Power, maintaining the ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations and ensuring the organisation carries out its works in a responsible and diligent manner. He said: “Natural Power has a strong reputation…

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Natural Power expands US team

Natural Power’s North American team continues to expand with the appointment of Evan Osler to the role of Business Development Manager. He joins from NRG Systems where he was the Senior Technical Lead for remote sensing products. He is a wind energy expert with professional experience in a range of roles including project development consulting, preconstruction and operational wind and energy assessment, and leading-edge equipment sales and marketing. Evan said: “Natural Power’s technical expertise in renewable energy spans across technologies, the project lifecycle and geographies, and its corporate mission of…

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Natural Power selected for DONG turbine inspections

Following a successful tender process, Natural Power has been selected to deliver turbine blade inspection services on behalf of DONG Energy at wind farms in the UK, Denmark and Germany. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections at Natural Power, said: “As an independent provider, we can offer a cost effective and flexible service when it comes to turbine inspections. Selected for our ability to deliver best practice and operational efficiency, we are delighted to be working with DONG Energy on its international portfolio.” There are 260 wind turbines covered under…

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Natural Power advises Octopus on 149MW portfolio deal

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has advised funds managed by Octopus Investments (“Octopus”) on the acquisition of a 149MW portfolio of four UK-based onshore wind projects. Giles Dearden, Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, said: “We’re delighted to have acted as technical advisors for Octopus in the acquisition of this wind farm portfolio.” Chris Gaydon, a director on Octopus’ Energy Investments team, said: “We were very pleased with the speed and professionalism of Natural Power’s support throughout this transaction.” The acquired portfolio includes Blue Energy’s flagship Beinneun…

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Gael planning in Ireland

Natural Power’s Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner. A qualified planner with more than 15 years of experience working within the planning system in Ireland and nine years’ experience in relation to the planning and development of the Irish transmission system, Gael joins the Natural Power team in Ireland having also previously worked for several local authorities and the transmission system operator in senior/principal planner roles. She has a strong background in all aspects of feasibility, land use management,…

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Advisory and Analytics department launches at Natural Power

In response to evolving market conditions, Natural Power has launched a new department, ‘Advisory and Analytics’, which brings together the best of its due diligence, market analysis and resource analysis teams. Lauren Wheatley, Director of Advisory and Analytics will provide direction to the team globally. International advisory services will be coordinated by Giles Dearden, Director of Due Diligence with local delivery lead by in regional and subject matter experts. Richard Walls, Chief Operating Director said: “By combining the teams, we will see greater knowledge sharing internally providing a more integrated…

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Natural Power appointed for Teevurcher Wind Farm

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has been appointed by NTR for the asset management of Teevurcher Wind Farm located in Co. Meath in the Republic of Ireland. Natural Power successfully tendered for the asset management contract, and will be providing a full range of operational services to NTR including site management, as well as high voltage system management, commercial back office, advanced performance engineering (including operational reporting and analysis), safety and environmental compliance, backed up by 24/7 ‘Control Centre’ support. The Teevurcher Wind Farm site is currently…

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Natural Power selected for turbine servicing for Rothes and Paul’s Hill Wind Farms

Following the continued successful partnership with Fred. Olsen Renewables (FOR), Natural Power has been selected to deliver the turbine servicing at both Rothes Wind Farm and Paul’s Hill Wind Farm which are located to the South West of Elgin in the north of Scotland. Anders Falkfjell, Operations Manager at Fred.Olsen Renewables, said: “This move marks a another step forward in our transition to independent service provision for our fleet, and I have high expectations of Natural Power as a partner in delivering improved performance and reduced service cost for our…

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Repowering Resurgence at WINDPOWER 2017

Natural Power is set to take WINDPOWER 2017 by storm later this month, exhibiting at booth 2872 from 22nd – 25th May in the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Wind power contributed more new electric generating capacity in 2016 than any other source in the US. With over 75 GW of wind power generated electricity for consumers around the US, and a stable business environment resulting from the five year extension of the Production Tax Credit/Investment Tax Credit, the industry is focused on continued success and growth. Hosted by the…

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Natural Power expands due diligence team in North America

Dr Christine Bordonaro has been appointed to the role of Principal Engineer on the due diligence team at Natural Power in North America and will be supporting the due diligence activities for both wind and solar. Christine Bordonaro brings 20 years of industry experience with 15 years in the solar industry. Most recently at DNV GL, she performed and managed technical due diligence reviews on commercial and utility scale solar projects across the US and Canada. She also conducted technical reviews and bankability studies for PV equipment, which consisted of…

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