At RIDG we are working in partnership with the Green Investment Group to develop world-class offshore wind projects as part of the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing round.
We bring together a unique combination of financial, technical and project development capability, with deep Scottish roots, a commitment to delivery and a clear vision for ScotWind.
Our bid team includes RIDG’s management team, which brings 40 years of offshore wind project, technical and industrial development experience. Alongside this we are able to draw on the vast knowledge and experience of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group.
To this we have added more than 20 dedicated team members, each one a recognised expert in their field. Together they bring a wealth of offshore experience in areas including health and safety, supply chain, risk, grid, Environmental Impact Assessment, resource assessment, offshore operations, community engagement, project finance, policy and communications. A number of our team are fully dedicated secondees from leading consultancies including Xodus Group, Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd and MacArthur Green.
Edward was appointed as Head of the Green Investment Group, Europe and UK on its purchase by Macquarie. He was previously the Green Investment Bank’s Head of Investment Banking.
Mark has 29 years’ experience as an energy financier and principal investor. He is Managing Director of GIG’s Offshore Wind team and is responsible for origination and execution phases of investments.
Ole has more than 20 years’ experience in renewables and a track record in delivering major offshore wind farms, including the 300MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.
Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in offshore wind, carbon capture, shipbuilding and fabrication, alongside a track record in managing complex development projects worldwide.
Séamus joined GIG’s parent company Macquarie Capital in 2016 and is responsible for the commercial and technical aspects of GIG’s offshore wind equity and advisory transactions.
Isla has an in-depth knowledge of the offshore wind supply chain and she has supported hundreds of companies across the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally.
Marc is an experienced grid specialist and Chartered Electrical Engineer. Since 2008 he has been involved in the connection of over 20GW of renewable energy projects.
Professor Bob Furness has over 35 years’ experience in academic ornithology, is a board member of NatureScot and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.
Gareth has a background in commercial fishing and marine fish ecology with over 16 years’ experience working in regulatory, advisory and consultancy roles for offshore energy projects.
Anne Marie is a Lead Environmental Consultant with over ten years’ experience in supporting and managing the delivery of multiple EIAs, spanning a range of industries.
Katherine is a chartered engineer with extensive experience in design, construction and operation of offshore structures in the energy industry including technical, management and project management skills.
Zheming has worked as a geotechnical consultant since 2011, specialising in geotechnical consultancy service, FE analysis, dynamic and seismic assessment for offshore wind farm development.
Daniele has worked on several interconnector projects including: Westernlink, CobraCable, North Sea Link and Cluster Westlich Adlergrund (CWA) across Europe and the North Sea.
Dr Mark Trinder has a strong reputation for the delivery of population models and analytical assessments for the investigation of potential impacts on bird populations, in relation to offshore developments.
Amy is an Environmental Consultant with over two years’ project manager experience delivering consenting support including numerous environmental studies for offshore energy projects.
Ana is a geotechnical engineer with significant experience in interpreting soil conditions to carry out Leg Penetration Analyses (LPA) for jack-up units in locations around the world.
Johan has worked as a geotechnical consultant since 2012, working on wind farm projects, with a focus on geotechnical engineering design, seismic assessments, desktop studies and development.
Katy started her career in the marine environment with an MSc in Environmental Geoscience (first class) from the University of Bristol, and then completed a PhD in ocean chemistry at Imperial College London.
For over 13 years Paul has advised organisations around the globe to achieve the highest standards in health, safety, environmental and quality management, helping deliver projects in excess of £1bh.
Jeffrey has worked as an electrical engineering consultant since 2008, specializing in the electrical design, grid connection, and general engineering of offshore wind farms.
Patrick brings a wealth of experience in metocean measurement and metocean package management and is specialised in the use of remote sensing technology including floating Lidar.