Natural Power adds to Heat Network Consultant status

Natural Power’s Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, has joined the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Certification Register of Heat Network Consultants following his training and exam success. He joins his colleagues, Guy Milligan, accepted earlier this year, and Steve Smith, who was officially accepted as the first Scottish-based CIBSE registered Heat Network Consultant last year. This makes Natural Power the consultancy with the largest number of accredited heat network consultants in Scotland. Andy said: “Standards and codes of practice such as the CIBSE Heat Networks Code of…

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Natural Power completes ROC project no 8 for Airvolution Energy

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of Airvolution Energy (‘Airvolution’) for its commissioning of Kinegar Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, making it the eighth renewable obligation certificate (ROC) and Feed in Tariff (FiT) due diligence project delivered for Airvolution. Gregory Dudziak, Due Diligence Lead at Natural Power, said: “We have worked for Airvolution for the past three years, and were delighted to complete this due diligence on the latest project at Kinegar wind farm.” Gary Freedman, Commercial Director at Airvolution, said:…

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Natural Power appoints Head of Offshore

Natural Power appoints Head of Offshore Nancy McLean has been appointed to the role of Head of Offshore to lead Natural Power’s offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. Nancy previously held the role of Principal Environmental Consultant in Natural Power’s Planning and Environment department and in her new position she will report direct to Pieter D’haen, Commercial Director. Nancy joined Natural Power in 2003 and has been specialising in offshore renewables for the last eight years. She has been working closely with a number…

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Natural Power advises on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Green Investment Group Limited (Green Investment Group), part of Macquarie Group (Macquarie) for the acquisition of the 650-MW Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden, which reached financial close on 7th November 2017. Neil Marshall, Due Diligence Project Manager at Natural Power, said: “It has been a privilege to have played a role in helping a landmark project like Markbygden reach financial close. The scale of the…

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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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