Ignacio, as Iberdrola’s Floating Wind Department Manager, is responsible for engaging the Floating Offshore Wind sector in order to develop and provide the best floating solution for the Offshore Floating Projects of Iberdrola.
During almost 25 years of professional experience Ignacio has participated in more than 50 projects of industrial and power generation facilities (mainly wind farms and combine cycle power plants). He has been involved in most of Iberdrola Offshore Wind Projects, being his last role the Engineering Manager of the East Anglia One Offshore Wind Farm in United Kingdom.
In the FLAGSHIP Project Ignacio is the Coordinator of the Consortium in charge of executing the Project.
Jaime is the Project Manager of the FLAGSHIP Project, in charge of the day by day and responsible of the delivery of the Project.
Jaime is currently Floating Wind Package Manager at Iberdrola. He is a referent in the Iberdrola’s Offshore Wind Business having been involved in the Fabrication and Installation of East Anglia One, Saint Brieuc and Wikinger Offshore Substations, and in the engineering of Baltic Eagle, East Anglia Three and Vineyard Offshore Substations.
In previous jobs Jaime has been involved in significant R+D projects for the offshore wind sector, such as OCEAN LEADER, CEHIPAR and FLOTTEK.
Jaime complements his exceptional professional background with the coordination and lectures of the Master Degree on Offshore Renewable Energies held at the “Universidad Politécnica” de Madrid (Spain).
Trond was until Jan 1st 2021 heading the Renewable Energy section in Olav Olsen and is the inventor of the OO-Star Wind Floater concept. Has a Master degree in structural engineering from NTH, Trondheim in 1985 and an MBA from University of San Diego in 1989.
Trond has 35 years experience in structural and marine engineering for the Offshore Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind Industry. He has been in leading roles in spin-off companies (floating production, heavy lifting & offshore wind) based on in-house projects.
Trond will be heading WP1 (Floater and Mooring) in the Flagship project.
- Fixed and Floating Marine Structures for Oil & Gas, Offshore Wind, Aquaculture, Infrastructure.
- Concept development
- Design of steel and concrete structures
- Structural analyses, hydrodynamic and hydrostatic analyses
Håkon S. Andersen
Håkon is currently the Deputy Director Technology in Olav Olsen. Ha has vast experience in design and engineering of offshore floating structures with a special focus on floating wind. He has been involved in the development of the OO-Star Wind Floater since the project first was established in 2010. In parallel he has been leading engineering activities on mooring and coupled analysis for the Hywind Scotland project and acted as an owners engineer for the Hywind Tampen project.
Håkon will be the OO project manager for the Flagship project and heading the civil design team.
- Design of steel and marine structures, with experience from both offshore and onshore project. Specialist in design of floating wind structures. Experience with analysis of dynamic and non-linear response in various structures.
- Experience with national and international research projects as well as JiPs. Has contributed both as project manager for JiPs and national research projects and with technical expertise in European projects.
- Experience with concept development in numerous projects and a good overview of governing design criteria. Experienced with parametric design and efficient design loops, especially with respect to concept develop for offshore wind projects.
- Participated in development of rules and regulations related to marine structures. Giving a good overview of the relevant sets of rules and regulations, especially related to offshore wind, oil&gas structures and onshore steel structures.
Ellen Grete Andersen
Aker Solutions (Kvaerner) Project Manager
Ellen Grete Andersen
Ellen Grete is the Project Manager for the EPCI part of the FLAGSHIP project, responsible for Engineering, Procuremt, Construction and Installation of the asset (OO-star floater).
Ellen Grete works within the Renewable Segment in Aker Solutions responsible for Concrete Solutions department.
With more than 35 years of professional Ellen Grete has broad experience from line management positions
within Aker Solutions and former Kvaerner as well as Project Execution experience from several international
projects holding managerial positions.
Aker Solutions (Kvaerner) Engineering Manager
Hans-Kristian is the Engineering Manager for the EPCI part of the FLAGSHIP project, responsible for overseeing and coordinating all engineering activities related to design, construction and marine operations for the OO-star floater.
Hans-Kristian is attached to the Renewables Concrete Solutions department at Aker Solutions as Study Manager for Concrete Offshore Wind projects. In addition to 7 years’ experience in design and developing execution methods for Offshore Wind concrete substructures, Hans-Kristian also has a broad experience working for international construction companies within bridge construction, post -tensioning systems and heavy lifting, as well as working for a subsea installation company planning and designing installation equipment for offshore marine operations.
José Azcona Armendáriz
Head of Offshore Wind Energy Bussiness Unit
José Azcona Armendáriz
José leads the Work Package 2 that is dedicated to the wind turbine generator and control design.
José is the head of Offshore Wind Energy Unit , at CENER’s Wind Turbine Design Service. He has over 15 years of experience in the wind energy sector, and has been involved as task leader in offshore wind energy research projects such as INNWIND.EU or IRPWind. He completed his PhD on mooring lines dynamic models for floating wind turbines. Other topics of his research activity are hybrid scaled testing methods for floating turbines at wave tanks, numerical integrated models and aerodynamic models for offshore wind turbines.
Mikel Iribas Latour
Mikel is the manager or R&D at Wind Energy Department of CENER. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in control design, most of them for wind turbines. He has been the coordinator of the H2020 EU funded project CL-Windcon, which investigated advanced control algorithms for wind farm flow level. Mikel has also taken part in relevant European research projects such as INNWIND.EU, UPWIND or IRPWind.
PhD. in Naval Architecture from Technical University of Madrid with 10-year plus experience as offshore engineer.
In 2007 joined Acciona as offshore wind technical manager, participating in different offshore projects, such as HiPrwind, Marina, EOLIA, as hydrodynamic expert with principal role on tanks test, cable and moorings design and marine operations. Along with being involved in the main offshore prototype installation along the Spanish coast, with relevant experience at BIMEP and PLOCAN Installing OCEANTEC WEC at BIMEP, HARSHLab 1.0 at BIMEP, ENEROCEAN WIP10+ at PLOCAN and SAITEC demostah at Santander. I joined CoreMarine in 2017 as technology director, been involved in main COREMARINE developments and technologies.
Key skills are naval architecture, aero-hydro analysis and mooring design. Along with being a team oriented, comprehensive, easy-going and floating wind enthusiast.
In the FLAGSHIP Project Carlos is the Project Director on behalf CoreMarine.
In the Flagship project, Eirik is the project manager for CoreMarine.
Eirik has more than 7 years of experience within marine engineering from TechnipFMC and NSG Maritime. Previous work includes project engineering and hydrodynamic analysis in various subsea installation and marine operations projects.
He has experience with offshore work on construction vessels and anchor handling vessels for lifting, flowline installation, subsea operations and mooring installation. Eirik also has experience within planning and coordination of modification work on offshore wind farms.
Eirik has a Master’s degree in Marine Technology from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.
Anand Natarajan is the Head of the Structural integrity and loads assessment section at DTU Wind Energy. He is the WP8 leader in the FLAGSHIP project. He has over 18 years professional work experience with multinational companies and universities at global locations in Denmark, U.S., India and Singapore. His research areas include offshore wind turbine loads and life assessment, development of large‐scale offshore wind energy, reliability and life extension. He has managed large research projects in offshore wind energy such as the EU FP7 INNWIND.EU project for the development of 10 MW – 20 MW offshore wind turbines. He is currently the coordinator of the H2020 HIPERWIND project. He is a member of the Danish wind turbine standards committee and is the convener of the IEC 61400‐8 standard on wind turbine structural component design. He has coordinated strategic research roadmaps in wind energy such as the European strategic research agenda (SRA) (2014) and the Danish Megawind strategy on wind turbine life extension (2016). He is also presently the Associate Editor of the Wind Energy Journal.
Ignacio Marti is the Head of Division of the Wind Energy Materials and Components division at DTU Wind Energy. He has over 25 years of experience in research organisations working with wind energy in Spain, the United Kingdom and Denmark. From 2015 to 2018 he was Chairman of IEA Wind TCP, where he coordinated a common R&D agenda involving more than 20 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Pacific. He started his career as a researcher in wind resources assessment at the Spanish research centre on energy, Ciemat in 1994. Since 2002 he joined the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) were he become Deputy Technical Director. In 2012, he joined the National Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) of the UK as Chief Technology Officer. In 2014 he became Innovation and Research Director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) in the UK; he joined the Technical University of Denmark in 2017 as Head of Section, in 2018 he become Program Manager for Offshore Wind.
Trine is UNITECH Offshore Project Manager for the Global Cable Solution and grid connection of FLAGSHIP.
She also oversees other Renewable and Floating Wind Projects in UNITECH and is part of the Operation & Maintenance crew for UNITECH Zefyros, the world first full-scale floating wind turbine (former Hywind Demo).
Trine has many years’ experience in multi discipline Project Management within multiple applications, all dedicated to the utilization of resources from the ocean.
She holds degrees in Mechanical and Energy Technology Engineering and an Executive Master of Management from HVL and BI.
Gunnar is CEO of UNITECH Offshore Energy Group and project owner for the UNITECH scope in the FLAGSHIP project.
He is in particular dedicated to develop and commercialize innovative and cost efficient solutions to Floating Offshore Wind.
Gunnar has 30 years of experience in utilizing ocean resources around the world within Marine, O&G and renewables.
He is currently Chair of the “Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster”, in the board of “Sustainable Energy Norwegian Catapult Center” and “Global Center of Expertise Ocean” among other board positions.
He holds degrees in Environmental Technology Engineering and in Aquaculture Engineering from UiS.
Floating Off Shore wind Project Manager in EDF
Christophe Peyrard is an expert engineer in charge of floating wind at EDF R&D. He has been involved in floating wind from 2011 with the EDF projects Vertiwind and Provence Grand Large, developing numerical models for both turbine and floating foundation concepts evaluation, participating to several tender phases for floater selection. He has also been involved in EDF Renewable’s commercial offshore wind farm projects like Saint-Nazaire and Fecamp, for the analysis of hydrodynamic loads. In the past Christophe has participated to several R&D projects dedicated to offshore wind like VALEF, BHFM, WASXL or Leanwind, he is now involved in the HIPERWIND project.
In addition Christophe contributes to the French research group on marine energies (GDR EMR) and give several lectures in the French universities and engineering schools (ENSTA, Ecole Polytechnique, SEATECH, Université du Havre), on the Floating Wind context and challenges but also on the wave-structure interactions applied to offshore wind.
In the FLAGSHIP project, Christophe is in charge of the comparison of several floater technologies adapted to large turbines.
Head of R&D Renewables in R&D UK Centre & Offshore Wind R&R project manager in EDF
Marie Berthelot is Head of Renewables at EDF Research and Development. With a scientific background on physics and meteorology, complemented by various managerial positions and a previous start-up experience, Marie is bringing 12 years of experience working at EDF R&D in the energy sector. She has been focussing on renewable technologies and their integration in energy systems. She joined EDF R&D UK Centre in 2018 as the Head of Renewables and as the R&D Offshore Wind project leader to support EDF Renewables worldwide to be competitive, innovative and successful in a very challenging market. She is coordinating all the technical contributions from EDF R&D international centres on Offshore Wind, while supporting the business with the right skills and expertise.
In the FLAGSHIP project, the R&D Renewables team will mainly support the cost modelling exercise and bring his expertise in the monitoring system.
DNV GL Director Floating Wind Energy
Having a background in onshore and offshore wind turbine load analysis Kimon Argyriadis is now Director Floating Wind Energy at DNV GL, Renewables Certification. He actively participates in offshore wind energy certification, in international research projects, standardization and is member of IEC TC88 “wind energy” MT 3-2 standard maintenance team for floating wind turbine design.
DNV GL Business Lead - Floating Wind Advisory
Magnus Ebbsen is a Principal Consultant has since 2013 worked primarily with managing and contributing to technical due diligence, market assessment and cost- and risk-assessments for offshore wind. Magnus has in this period led technical due diligences for bottom fixed offshore wind projects in UK, Germany and Taiwan and numerous floating offshore wind projects. He has also conducted floating wind market- and cost studies for many of the leading floating wind developers.
In the FLAGSHIP Project Magnus is responsible for DNV GL Renewables Advisory contribution.
Head of the Energy and Offshore Engineering Research Group at IHCantabria
Raul Guanche, as Head of the Marine and Offshore Engineering Group at IHCantabria, is responsible for keeping IHCantabria in the forefront of research, cutting edge methodologies and high-quality tech transfer in the field of offshore wind.
During the last 18 years, Raul has developed an intense research career, combining basic and applied research resulting in more than 92 publications, of which 31 are in Q1 journals. He has also contributed to numerous first level congresses such as OMAE. He has participated in 11 European projects, as well as in more than 20 national research projects. Finally, He has also contributed and/or directed in more than 40 technology transfer projects for international and national ocean energy leaders resulting on more than 10 patents in the ocean energy sector.
Raul will contribute to WP9 aiming to evaluate the impact framework of future commercial FOW farms within a combination of business; sustainability; interaction of relevant stakeholders across value chain
Director of the Environmental Hydraulics Institute IH Cantabria
Iñigo Losada graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Cantabria (UC) and a second PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware (USA). He is Professor and Director of Research of IHCantabria where he served as the founding Director (2007-2011), after co-promoting its creation. From 1989-1992, he joined the Center for Applied Coastal Research (U. of Delaware) working on coastal oceanography, mostly on the understanding and modeling of coastal dynamics and its interaction with natural and artificial structures.
He has also developed and extensive activity working in collaboration with public administrations and private institutions, leading the development of methods, databases and tools currently used worldwide for coastal and ocean structures. Moreover, from 2010-2014 he has been the only Spanish Researcher Coordinating Leading Author of the last IPCC report. He is currently a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere. He has been PI in more than 30 projects funded by the Spanish Research Agency and European Union programs covering different topics.
In 2012, he has been the first Spanish researcher to become co-Chairman of the ASCE International Conference on Coastal Engineering (35 editions). In 2014 he received the Medal to the Professional Merit from the Spanish Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos and in 2017 the G. Moffatt and Frank E. Nichol Award from ASCE. In 2018 he has received the Rei Jaume I Award for Environmental Protection and has been elected to the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering.
Iñigo will contribute to WP9 aiming to evaluate the impact framework of future commercial FOW farms within a combination of business; sustainability; interaction of relevant stakeholders across value chain.
Julen is a European R+D+i Projects Consultant supporting the management of the FLAGSHIP project.
Julen is a PhD working at ZABALA Innovation Consulting, with +5 years of experience in the participation of H2020 and National R&D projects. After studying physics & nanophysics, he completed the PhD at “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”, framed on the H2020 Project ZOTERAC, and aiming to develop Terahertz and mid-infrared devices. His research resulted in 11 publications in high-impact scientific journals and 28 contributions to international conferences.
Julen complements his scientific background with the management of R&D projects, and his role in the FLAGSHIP project is to ensure its proper development.
Susana Garayoa is the Dissemination and Communication responsible of the FLAGSHIP project.
She is a specialised journalist in RD&I and environment issues as well as corporate communications for more than 18 years. She wrote many articles about climate change in the media and the role played by the institutional press offices. She has been involved in the communication activities for various European projects and has an extensive experience in managing social networks and the digital world as well as in the creation of content and relations with the media.
Mads Arild Vedøy
Mads Arild is Project Manager at the Marine Energy Test Centre. Mads Arild is Engineer and Economist. He has long experience from management and business development in the offshore and maritime industry. He also has experience from commercialization of new products like Uptime heave compensated Gangway system.
Arvid is CEO of Marin Energy Test Centre and also head of the Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster. The Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster is a membership organization with about 240 members focusing on floating offshore wind. Arvid is Master of Science (Economics) and has broad experience from offshore wind, business development and natural gas/LNG business.