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15 April 2019 Business & Finance

Renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to a consortium of Japanese investors for the agreement to acquire a 27% stake in the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. As reported earlier, Starwind Offshore GmbH, a German holding company established jointly between the Japanese companies Sojitz; JXTG Nippon Oil […]

25 May 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Scotland's Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has officially opened Natural Power's new ControlCentre facility in Dumfries and Galloway, from where Natural Power will manage 5GW of onshore and offshore wind, biomass, solar and hydro capacity. 

27 November 2017 Business & Finance

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.

25 August 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

DONG Energy has selected Natural Power to deliver turbine blade inspection services at wind farms in the UK, Denmark and Germany.

10 October 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

UK renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed Pieter D’haen to the newly created role of International Director. D’haen joins Natural Power from Rame Energy plc, where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer, and prior to that as Technical Director at Seawind International. D’haen is said to bring over 12 years of […]

5 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has secured what is believed to be the world’s first planning consent for a kite power technology test and development site. The application was made on behalf of Kite Power Solutions (KPS) for the test and development site to be located within the MoD West Freugh Range, operated by QinetiQ […]

23 August 2016 Business & Finance

Scotland-based renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has appointed Giles Dearden to the role of a permanent Director of Due Diligence with an international remit, following his 12-month stint as the company's 'acting' director. During 2015 Natural Power’s international due diligence business grew by in excess of 40%, which included the delivery of six offshore wind due diligence […]

26 May 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Scotland-headquartered renewable energy consultancy Natural Power is transferring its French head office functions to Nantes to be closer to the offshore wind farm projects in the Pays de la Loire, and to take advantage of the region's attractiveness which facilitates the recruitment of executives with key skills.  Although it has had a branch office in the […]

29 March 2016 Business & Finance

UK-based renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has appointed Euan Fenelon as Director of Asset Management; and Kevin Quinn as Head of Site Management. Fenelon joined Natural Power from Scottish Power where he was the Health and Safety Programme Manager for UK and European offshore renewable projects. “I’m looking forward to the time ahead, growing and developing […]

3 March 2016 Business & Finance

Scotland-based renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has appointed Neil Douglas to the newly created role of Director of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE), a move which the company has described as further proof of its commitment to supporting the renewable energy industry achieve cost parity. The new role, Director of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE), has been […]

1 March 2016 R&D, Technology

Natural Power has acquired an aerial imaging surveyor, called the Trimble UX5. Whilst the system has been focussed on large wind and tidal renewable energy projects to date, it is ideally suited to any type of large or small scale project development, the company said. The new resource provides wider opportunities for front end, engineering design and […]

31 December 2015 Business & Finance

The combined installed capacity for onshore and offshore wind in the UK will demonstrate a +11% compound annual growth rate every year until 2020, according to Natural Power, a renewable energy consultancy and products provider. That is 24 gigawatts, or almost 66 million megawatt-hours of electricity generated, equivalent to powering 16 million homes. Natural Power made the prediction to […]

4 November 2015 R&D, Technology

Natural Power has invested in a wind farm modelling software. The company said its technical team has been developing new models for a more accurate prediction of wind farm performance and has produced results from its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models at wind farm scale within five to six days, rather than the 60 days previously needed. Claude […]

7 September 2015

Natural Power and its sister company SeaRoc have been awarded a contract by EDF to oversee the HSE and marine operations for the continued development of the Paimpol–Bréhat Tidal Farm in North Brittany, France. Natural Power France has provided consultancy services to EDF on a range of offshore developments in French waters. Until now, the services have […]

2 September 2015 Training & Education

Leanne Ramage joins Natural Power’s technical department as Head of Projects. Along-side her, the role of Senior Technical Manager - Methods and Innovations, has been filled by Selena Farris. Both global roles will be based at the company’s Ochil House office in Stirling, Scotland. Leanne, who joins from DNV-GL, where she most recently headed up […]

14 July 2015

Natural Power has been working alongside Tidal Lagoon Power on the Swansea Bay project – the world’s first tidal lagoon – which was granted planning permission last month. Delivering a range of services predominantly from its Welsh office, Natural Power most recently completed pre-construction coastal bird surveys, and has been commissioned to deliver a desk-based […]

29 May 2015 Business & Finance

Natural Power has appointed Lauren Wheatley as Director of Technical with a global remit. Wheatley has worked in the renewable energy industry since 2003, and brings extensive experience across all phases of site development including all aspects of wind resource assessment and asset performance. On taking up her new role, Wheatley said: “I am delighted to […]

19 May 2015 Business & Finance

Thierry Ripoche has been appointed as Managing Director of Natural Power France, following his five year tenure as Director of Construction and Due Diligence at the company’s Nantes office. This appointment will support the development of Natural Power’s business in France, where it currently operates from three offices across Nantes, Strasbourg and Paris – ensuring […]

1 December 2014

Natural Power was headline sponsor for Scotland’s Community Energy Conference 2014. The Community Energy Scotland event was held on the 26th and 27th of November at the Edinburgh Capital Hotel. Natural Power has its global headquarters in Galloway, where it directly employs a hundred renewable energy experts from the local community. As well as providing professional renewables jobs […]

1 July 2014 Business & Finance

Natural Power’s Irish headquarters has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, just fourteen months after the company opened their Dublin office. This latest accreditation has been awarded to both the company’s Construction & Geotechnical and Ecology & Hydrology departments by BM TRADA. The geographical extension of ISO 9001:2008 certification will cover the following services in Ireland: […]

4 June 2014

Senior members of staff at international renewable energy consultancy Natural Power have been selected to represent the industry with the UK’s leading not for profit renewable energy trade association, RenewableUK. RenewableUK currently has over 600 corporate members and since 2008 the organisation has developed a set of 35 formalised working groups, allowing members who are […]

23 May 2014

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has recently undertaken an industry first use of Drop Down Video (DDV) surveys at Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm. E.ON’s Robin Rigg Wind Farm, located in the Solway Firth is the first commercial wind farm in Scottish waters. The technology, designed and deployed by sub-sea camera experts Envision Mapping […]

16 May 2014

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has confirmed that Natural Power’s International Director, Jeremy Sainsbury OBE will be the Keynote Speaker at their International Trade Reception, on Tuesday 20th May 2014, in Aberdeen. The event is scheduled to take place on the eve on All Energy, and is due to attract over 200 delegates from around […]

29 April 2014

Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, Neil Douglas will present at the 11th Annual IJ Global Renewable Energy & Investment Forum this week. The invite only event, taking place on 28th and 29th April at the Gleneagles Resort in Scotland will see major utilities, financiers, investors and developers come together to discuss current industry challenges. […]

16 April 2014 Business & Finance

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has announced new appointments within its senior management team including Richard Walls as Commercial Director, and Richard Nash as Finance Director. Current Director of Ecology & Hydrology, Richard Walls steps up to help deliver the global commercial goals of Natural Power having developed one of the largest in house […]

15 April 2014

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has confirmed that the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has selected Jim Adams, the company’s President of US Operations, as session chair at this year’s annual AWEA Wind Power conference. The third day of the conference, Thursday May 8th, will see Mr. Adams chair the morning session in the […]