Natural Power Bolsters Offshore Team

Renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Rick Campbell as Head of Offshore.

Campbell will lead the development of Natural Power’s offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally.

He is joined by Erlend Christiansen as Offshore Consents Lead in Ireland.

“Offshore wind plays a crucial role in achieving renewable energy targets, and will enable many European countries to continue decarbonising their power infrastructure in a cost-effective way,” Keith Burns, Commercial Director at Natural Power, said.

”We are supporting clients with wind projects throughout Europe and so must ensure our team reflects this opportunity. We are delighted to welcome Rick and Erlend on board. Their skills and experience undoubtedly complement our existing offering, and ensures we are in a strong position to support the anticipated growth.”

Campbell joins Natural Power from Scottish Power Renewables and has been involved in offshore wind for more than ten years. He has worked in a number of roles on the East Anglia offshore wind farm projects, most recently leading the stakeholder and landowner engagement teams across the portfolio, and prior to that, had responsibility for consent compliance across all work packages on two offshore wind farms at pre-construction and construction stages.

As Erlend Christiansen joins the team in Ireland, his new role underpins Natural Power’s commitment to developing offshore wind projects in support of meeting Ireland’s renewable energy targets and expected demand for electricity, the company said.

Erlend previously held the role as offshore lead for the Celtic Interconnector Project with EirGrid. Here he was responsible for managing the delivery of the offshore consents and permits, marine surveys, cable routing, cable burial, foreshore license, offshore environmental assessments, fishing liaison, PCI consultation process for UK EEZ, and the projects’ marine studies and the marine installation specifications for the HVDC cable.

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