Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Andy Reay to its commercial team to lead the development of its offshore wind solutions.
With more than 30 years’ experience of the offshore wind industry, ABP operates a number of offshore wind facilities, including Green Port Hull (a joint investment with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy) and operations and maintenance facilities in Grimsby, Barrow and Lowestoft.
ABP said Mr Reay’s role “has been created to build on these strong foundations and drive forward the growth of offshore wind” which it described as “an important strand of the company’s future strategy.”
Mr Reay will take up the role in October and will bring to ABP a wealth of experience of the offshore wind and renewable energy industry, joining from DEME Offshore.
A former member of the Renewables UK Board, Mr Reay is also on the advisory board of the Team Humber Marine Alliance and a member of the offshore energy and subsea working group for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.
ABP chief commercial officer Julian Walker said, “Andy is a key hire for the ABP. The government has set an ambitious target in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal of 40 GW by 2030 and ABP is uniquely placed to help achieve this.
“I am delighted that Andy will be at the forefront of developing the next generation of offshore wind land infrastructure, further strengthening our existing team and bringing together ABP’s decades of expertise and land bank in strategic port locations.”
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