Expanding our UK Renewables presence
Clarksons has established a second dedicated UK Renewables team based out of Aberdeen. Together with the existing team in London, this will help Clarksons meet increasing demand from UK clients for a 'top to bottom' marine asset procurement service that covers all stages involved with constructing an Offshore windfarm.
Clarksons has been providing services specifically to the Offshore Renewables market in the UK since 2004. This culminated in the formation of a dedicated global division headed up by Frederik Colban-Andersen.
Going forward, Clarksons will provide its global portfolio of clients with a full project offering across Offshore cargo transportation, installation and Offshore logistics solutions, catering to EPCI contractors, OEMs and Developers. The team will offer bespoke solutions that combine its integrated shipping, Offshore and consultancy expertise, whilst also being supported by specific modules available within Sea/ - the world's first end-to-end digital shipping platform.
James Braid will be joining the team as Divisional Director, Renewables following an internal move from our Port Services team. He will have a particular focus on Transportation and Installation and brings with him huge experience in all aspects of project transportation, heavy lift and equipment logistics.
Braid said: "I'm delighted to be joining the Offshore team in the UK where I can refocus my skills gained from 20 years in the O&G logistics sector.
"In recent years I've had more and more exposure to the Renewables space in the movement of materials and equipment. The Renewables market is only going to continue to grow as the world moves towards more sustainable and cleaner sources of energy and we at Clarksons look forward to streamlining that process with our collective experience."
Subsea Divisional Director Jonathan Lints will also be part of the UK Renewables team, where a large percentage of his client base have already diversified their businesses to focus heavily on Renewable energy projects.
Clarksons has further strengthened its Renewables research team with the hire of Amanda Berland. Amanda has recently graduated with a MSc from BI Norwegian Business School, focusing her master thesis on ESG trends and investments. During her studies, Amanda worked part-time within Equity Sales and Trading at DNB Markets. Based out of the Oslo office, we look forward to her contribution to helping us further improve our research and consultancy services for the Offshore wind universe.
Paul Love, Managing Director of Clarksons in Aberdeen, has been consistently impressed by the growth of Offshore Renewables on a global scale and believes that Clarksons' own investment in digitalisation and market intelligence will help position the company to support this growth.
Love said: "Whilst Oil & Gas will still play an important role for years to come, renewable energy is now the fastest-growing energy source and it is vital that we have our own dedicated expertise and resources to meet client demand.
"As a business, we have invested heavily in developing our own in-house market intelligence and research tools which perfectly compliment the full service offering to our clients. We are excited to set up the UK Renewables division out of the Aberdeen office and look forward to further enhancing our reputation as the world's leading Offshore shipbroker."