Quaybridge has assembled a qualified, reputable team with the capability to develop and deliver the next generation of offshore wind projects.
Established the Garrad Hassan services and reputation in several wind energy departments including energy assessment, due diligence and field inspection. Oversawthe creation and development of the global offshore wind business for Garrad Hassan / GL Group (now DNV GL) for over 10 years. Former Regional Manager for DNV GL in Western Europe with 29 years of wind energy experience. Deep offshore development experience including: PM on Solway Firth (R1 2001), OE on Rhyl Flats (R1 2002), FEED lead Gwynt y Mor (R2 2007).
Offshore engineering and strategy specialist. 15 years in offshore wind across engineering and management roles. Leader of FEED studies and strategic advisory engagements for investors in the offshore wind business. Led design studies and procurement work streams on several offshore wind projects in the UK. Author of influential industry reports including "Offshore Wind: Charting the Right Course" and the "Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Framework".
Zoe has over 15 years of experience in the renewables industry, initially in wind R&D and latterly in consultancy. She has led a wide range of strategic engagements for industry participants, drawing on her deep knowledge of turbine technology, technology commercialisation, the offshore wind industry including in particular the UK supply chain.
Jo de Montgros
Joanna primarily works as technical advisor across renewable technologies with a particular specialism in offshore wind. She previously led the development of commercially focused advice for the global project engineering teams at Garrad Hassan (DNV GL) prior to which she worked in project finance of renewables at Fortis Bank (BNP Paribas). With a fluency in commercial project structuring to complement a broad technical base, she provides an expert perspective on any project transaction.
Grid Connection Manager
Highly experienced transmission engineer and executive specialising in interconnectors and offshore wind connection. Career has included stints as Project Director of BritNed, Offshore Transmission Development Manager for National Grid and Founder / Director at Transmission Capital. Since 2014, Sean has chaired the Grid Group of the Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB). He has helped secure grid connections for a high proportion of UK offshore wind capacity including around a third of UK Round 3.
Jim brings over 40 years’ experience working in the marine environment including 27 years in marine regulation focused on licensing and consenting. From 2006 until he retired in 2018 he was Head of Marine Licensing Operations in the Scottish Government at Marine Scotland where he oversaw the delivery of marine licences and consents for offshore wind, internationally significant marine energy developments and other marine infrastructure projects in Scotland. Jim has extensive experience in overseeing and dealing with high profile public, politically sensitive, novel and contentious projects and proposals.
Nick has financed around 80 renewable energy projects since 1997, with a total project value of circa £20 billion, leading the origination and execution of both equity and debt investments in offshore wind, onshore wind, solar photovoltaic, biogas, biomass and small hydro. Now independent, during his career in commercial banking, much of it in project finance, he worked at Fortis Bank, headed the Power team at BNP Paribas and offshore wind at the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in London. Notable offshore wind transactions have included Gemini (NL), Lincs, Galloper and Rampion in the UK.
Proven developer with over 16 years’ experience in offshore wind, wave and tidal projects – covering both offshore and onshore works, land and property, consenting and wider stakeholder management. Specific projects: Blyth Offshore Demonstrator – led from concept through to consent; EOWDC (Aberdeen Bay) - PM’d on behalf of Vattenfall through to consent; Teesside Offshore – managed EIA and commercial fisheries disruption payments. Broad familiarity with latest and historical consenting challenges including Public Inquiries and JRs through project assessment work. Familiar with PINS process and across all UK jurisdictions.
Alan Moore OBE
Alan has worked in the electricity industry for 50 years, the last 22 in renewables. A Chartered Engineer, he was MD of National Wind Power (now Innogy Renewables) responsible for developing, building and operating 14 UK wind farms including the first UK offshore wind farm at North Hoyle. He has been Chairman of the Government’s Renewables Advisory Board, Chairman of Renewable UK, Chairman of MPI, Board Member of Partnerships for Renewables, and was recently a Board Member of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Chairman of Ventus 2 VCT PLC.
Engineer and project manager with 13 years’ experience, 10 years of which have been spent in the offshore wind industry. In this time I have progressed from undertaking highly technical and analytical assessments for pre and post construction phase projects, to managing and leading multi-disciplinary project engineering teams for high profile and high value projects. My technical and project experience has given me both a very broad and, in some areas, a very detailed understanding of the offshore wind sector, across technical, commercial and financial aspects.
Paula has a background in communication and marketing including secondment to the European Commission. She has 12 years’ experience of international communication and marketing including
7 years as webmaster. She has also many years of experience within financial accounting and support together with project support and administration within the renewable energy industry.
Offshore marine specialist with over 28 years in the power sector. Previously founder and technical director at Tidal Generation Ltd and Engineering Manager at Marine Current Turbines, prior to joining DNV GL where he was head of the Project Logistics Team within the Offshore Engineering Group. Extensive technical and commercial offshore wind project experience – particularly in cable installation and construction logistics.
Felicity (Fliss) is a strategy consultant with a global perspective, having lived and worked in the UK, Singapore, Norway and the Netherlands. She specialises in new energy technologies and markets — with a particular focus on energy storage flexibility and ancillary grid revenues.
Nick has provided technical and commercial advice to offshore wind developers and suppliers for the last decade. He led the offshore wind projects team at DNV GL (previously Garrad Hassan), with a remit to provide offshore wind engineering services in Europe, U.S. & Asia. He has worked across a range of offshore wind transactions and developments and currently leads on the analysis of offshore wind operations, performance and costs.
Geospatial consultant with over 15 years experience including stints with State of Washington, Deloitte and Kadme AS. Matthew was with The Crown Estate for 5 years and was instrumental in developing their advanced GIS tools and capabilities. Matthew launched Geospatial Enterprises in 2008 to major on offshore renewables GIS needs and since then has provided services to a wide range of clients including WindEurope, Baltic InteGrid and DNV GL
Robin has worked in offshore wind since 2008. First in a UK Offshore Wind Round 3 bid with creation of the supporting H&S management system and H&S Plans. Thereafter supporting ad hoc contractor evaluation and project documentation a function that continues with Everoze Partners. Held interim post at The Crown Estate working on offshore wind enabling actions and strategic work plans, followed by 6 month for Siemens at Teesside OWF during a major retrofit campaign.
Supply Chain Manager
Alan has a detailed working knowledge of the existing key players within the UK supply chain coupled with hands on experience of developing CfD-compliant Supply Chain Plans for developers and tier one contractors. Additionally, he has been commissioned on numerous occasions to provide policy guidance to local enterprise agencies and has several published assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the indigenous supply chain.
Consents & HRA Advisor
Phil has over twenty years experience in environmental impact assessments for offshore energy industries including fifteen years in offshore wind farms. Highly experienced in EIAs specialising in the impacts on birds and marine mammal impacts. Between 2001 and 2009 worked as a Senior Environmental Manager at BEIS and from 2006 was involved in the consenting of all offshore wind farms. Since 2006 he has carried out over 40 Habitats Regulation Assessments for offshore industries including those undertaken for all 13 offshore wind farms consented between 2006 and 2009 and a further six offshore wind farm developments since 2010.