To support the execution of Ørsted’s project pipeline and future growth, the offshore wind developer has introduced a new operating model for its offshore business
The company said the new operating model will create a more scalable organisation for international expansion and combine market proximity with global scale and efficiency.
Ørsted’s offshore business will now be organised in four regions. Each region will be responsible for market and project development as well as asset management, while construction and operation activities will be delivered from Ørsted’s global EPC and operations and maintenance organisation, in close collaboration with each region.
The four regions are: the United Kingdom; Continental Europe; North America; and the Asia Pacific; and the new organisation will be effective from 1 January 2020.
Duncan Clark will be appointed head of region, UK. Ørsted said he brings with him a wealth of experience in the offshore wind industry, including as programme director for the world’s largest offshore windfarms, Ørsted’s Hornsea 1 and 2.
The company said that, as result of the increasing role of offshore wind in the UK, the country chair role is no longer consistent with its new focus and, as a result of the changes, Matthew Wright will leave the business on 1 February 2020.
Ørsted chief executive Henrik Poulsen said, “I would like to thank Matthew for his great contribution to our business in the UK, a market that has continued to develop and expand under his leadership. I wish Matthew all the best for his future endeavours.”
Ørsted Continental Europe head of region will be Rasmus Errboe; North America head of region will be Thomas Brostrøm; Asia Pacific head of region will be Matthias Bausenwein.