Prominent renewable energy expert appointed as Seawind Advisor

Seawind has made an outstanding appointment to its Advisory Board.

Maf Smith has been recruited to support the Seawind Board in building its UK presence.

For over twenty years, Maf has been at the forefront of UK leadership in renewable energy. Previously Deputy Chief Executive at RenewableUK, Maf has spent his career working closely with UK government and leading international energy companies, to drive tangible change and sustainable development across the industry.

As Seawind’s Board Advisor, Maf will be instrumental in helping to secure UK economic opportunities as the company establishes itself and brings forward testing of its new-generation floating wind turbines.

Commenting on his appointment Maf stated: “I’m delighted to be joining Seawind’s Advisory Board. The UK is embracing floating offshore wind, and looking to secure economic opportunities from pursuing this new technology. Seawind is a perfect fit for the UK, and I’m looking forward to supporting the Board in achieving this”.

Seawind’s CEO, Vincent Dewulf, responding to Maf’s appointment said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Maf to Seawind’s Advisory Board. Maf’s unique industry expertise and experience of championing renewable energy within UK government, will be invaluable to Seawind as we continue to drive the growth of our business. I look forward to working together”.  

Seawind hits the headlines – Wind Power Monthly

We are proud to feature our technology in the latest Wind Power Monthly, a thought leading business magazine for the Wind industry. The in-depth technical review provides a detailed insight into our technologies and the benefits they will deliver to our client base.

The feature highlights our plans in Scotland, but we are also looking at the UK, Europe and the USA as a whole to develop our technologies and progress towards full commercial availability.

Seawind’s technology is based on a sound pedigree that started with early design by NASA and United Technologies, included an operating 1.5MW prototype. We have further improved the design and achieved Technology Qualification in December 2019 for our Seawind 6 and Seawind 12 floating turbines.

Many thanks to Eize de Vries and Wind Power Monthly for producing the feature and taking the time to get to know our business. The in-depth review can be found at: or by downloading the document here:

This is a major step to explain how we will achieve the lowest cost green energy!

Vincent Dewulf