Huub den Rooijen has joined Celtic Sea Power Ltd (CSP), a Cornwall Council-funded company who are working for the region to unlock the potential of floating offshore wind, as a Non-Executive Director. Huub’s extensive experience includes senior roles within the offshore wind industry and at The Crown Estate. He will begin his role at CSP in November 2023.
Huub says “Floating wind power in the Celtic Sea presents a new and exciting growth opportunity. I’ve been impressed by CSP’s dynamic and strategic approach to open the market, and I look forward to working with the team and Board to unlock its potential for the region. It is essential that we do this in collaboration with the many sectors that already play a crucial role in Cornwall’s economy, be it tourism, fisheries, and indeed our awe-inspiring natural environment.”
CSP’s team of sixteen, based in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire, are working to streamline development of floating offshore wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea and maximise socio-economic benefits from FLOW and its supporting industry to Cornwall, South Wales, and South-West England. CSP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornwall Council.
Piers Guy, Chair of CSP said “We’re delighted to welcome Huub to CSP. His deep knowledge of offshore wind and strategic insight will be a huge boost to CSP’s capability.”
Huub began his career as a research engineer at Shell. He was pivotal to initiating Shell’s wind energy business and in the early 2000’s delivered the first offshore windfarms in the UK and the Netherlands. He later moved to the Crown Estate where he retired late 2022 as Managing Director, Marine. He holds several advisory and non-executive positions across the offshore wind sector.
For more information about this news release, contact Phil Johnston at Celtic Sea Power at [email protected]
About Celtic Sea Power
Celtic Sea Power Limited’s (CSP) purpose is to maximise the once-in-a-generation economic opportunity that Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) presents for Cornwall and the wider Celtic Sea regions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Cornwall Council, Celtic Sea Power Ltd is based in Hayle, Cornwall and Pembroke Dock, Wales.
Working to meet The Crown Estate’s target of 4.5GW of FLOW by 2035, CSP is directly addressing the challenges to unlock regional benefits through these key pillars:
– Ports, Grid and Infrastructure.
– Zonal Planning.
– Sustainable Regional Industry and Workforce.
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