Project director Stephen Kerr joins ScotWind bid team
Experienced project director Stephen Kerr has joined the ScotWind bid team created by global renewables developer Green Investment Group (GIG) and Scottish offshore wind specialist Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG).
GIG and RIDG have assembled a dedicated team to bid in the current Crown Estate Scotland ScotWind offshore wind leasing round – and Mr Kerr’s role will be to lead the safe delivery of any successful project.
Stephen was previously project director for the 784 MW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm situated around 15 km off the Angus coast, achieving initial project consents for the wind farm and transmission assets. He also worked in the development team for the recently completed Beatrice Offshore Wind farm in the Moray Firth.
Stephen brings with him over 30 years’ experience in offshore wind, carbon capture, shipbuilding, and oil & gas fabrication, alongside a track record in managing complex development projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
In his new role, Mr Kerr will have direct responsibility for the safe delivery of the offshore wind farm from site award to final investment decision (FID), developing and delivering the project programme and budget in line with key milestones.
Commenting on his appointment, Stephen said: “I am delighted to be joining this highly expert team. In particular, I look forward to working with the Scottish supply chain and wider industry specialists to ensure we drive down project costs and maximise the local economic benefits a successful project will bring.”
Prior to joining the team, Stephen was project director for Summit Power’s Caledonia Clean Energy Project planned at Grangemouth – a 1.3GW gas generation project with CCUS that aimed to kick start North Sea CO2 storage and the hydrogen economy in Scotland.
He started his career working at the Nigg fabrication yard, in the north of Scotland, and has since worked on many projects throughout the Highlands & Islands.
Stephen is a Chartered Engineer with a BEng (Honours) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.