Seawind has made a further high-calibre appointment to its lead-team. An expert from the international clean energy and renewable energy industries has joined us in speeding our new-generation floating wind solutions to the emerging global market.
Ian Stout has been welcomed to the Seawind management team as Director of Business Development and Communications. Ian brings with him over twenty years of vast international business development experience; spanning the UK, Europe, US, Asia and the Middle East.
In his new role, Ian is establishing Seawind’s business development vision, strategy and tactics required to compete and sell our new-generation floating wind solutions to the emerging global market.
Ian joins Seawind from Wood Plc where he served as Vice President of Strategy and Development. During his eight years at Wood, Ian was responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Nuclear and Clean Energy businesses, winning over $2.5bn of work and leading high-performing teams across multiple sectors and geographies.
We are delighted to announce Seawind’s new Board structure. Our Board members are industry experts and passionate about steering Seawind to global success.
Founder member and pioneer of the renewable energy sector, Martin Jakubowski, has become Seawind’s Chairman. Martin has a long and prestigious career in renewable energy and floating wind technology – in 2007 Martin was instrumental in delivering the first floating wind turbine off the coat of Italy!
Passionate about Seawind’s new-generation floating wind solutions, Martin will use his wealth of technical expertise, industry knowledge and international connections to oversee the global success of our business.
Vincent Dewulf, previously Seawind’s Director of Business Development, has now become Seawind’s Chief Executive Officer. Vincent is an accomplished business leader in the Oil & Gas and Clean Energy sector. As Seawind’s CEO, Vincent will use his vast experience to steer the development of our new-generation solutions to commercial availability, and maintain strong relations with our key investors.
Commenting on the Board changes, Chairman, Martin Jakubowski stated “Seawind’s new Board structure enforces our commitment to our new-generation solutions and our reach into new and emerging market opportunities and territories. Working with Vincent over the past two years has been a privilege, he has my full support in making our business a global success”.
Seawind Board members, Silvestro Caruso and Eugenio Belgiojoso, remain unchanged in their roles as CTO and Director of IP & Supply Chain respectively. Silvestro continues to use his immense technical knowledge and experience within the renewable energy sector to support the full-prototyping of our exceptional floating-wind solutions. Eugenio will continue to manage Seawind supply chain and ensure that our IP is protected.
Global quality assurance and risk management organisation DNV GL, has awarded their prestigious technology qualification to Seawind’s floating wind solutions – Seawind 6 and Seawind 12. This fundamental qualification is rapidly propelling our new-generation solutions towards final accreditation and commercialisation.
The industry-leading qualification was awarded following an extensive and challenging testing programme. DNV GL’s rigorous testing confirmed the technical assurance, durability and cost-efficiency of the Seawind 6 solution for small island deployment, and the Seawind 12 solution for major deep-sea deployments. As part of the testing programmes, both solutions were also qualified as deployable for all seas and oceans and, uniquely, including cyclone regions.
The globally-recognised DNV GL technology qualification is the most comprehensive and rigorous qualification that exists today for determining the long-term assurance, reliability and safety of new and innovative technology. Comprising more than 50 standardised test methods the DNV GL qualification is Seawind’s penultimate step in achieving official accreditation for the Seawind 6 and Seawind 12 solutions.
Commenting on DNV GL’s award, Seawind’s CEO, Vincent Dewulf stated, “We are very proud of Seawind’s new-generation solutions, and are thrilled that they’ve now achieved industry recognition for their safety, high-performance and efficiency through DNV GL’s technology qualification. This is pivotal moment for Seawind’s growth and credibility, and we’re delighted we can now rapidly move our solutions rapidly towards final accreditation and commercialisation”.