The partners behind a joint venture to create a pioneering floating windfarm off the coast of Scotland have appointed Hugh Yendole as development director.
Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7 are working together to deliver Salamander, a 100MW offshore facility that is said will generate enough green energy to power 100,000 Scottish homes.
Yendole joins the project from within Ørsted, where he remains employed, and has spent 12 years across various key roles with the company, most recently as director and asset manager for its west coast UK offshore wind farms.
In his role with Salalmander, Yendole will be responsible for the overarching delivery of the project, managing commercial negotiations, and developing stakeholder relationships.
Yendole said he was “really looking forward” to heading up the project.
“It is a pioneering stepping-stone project ushering in an exciting new era of possibilities for green energy generation,” he added. “It’s a privilege to be joining the talented team already supporting this revolutionary project.
“Salamander provides a fantastic opportunity to show that floating offshore wind can significantly contribute to the UK’s energy mix, help us meet the net zero targets set by the Scottish and UK governments, and build a UK-focused supply chain.
“The ongoing efforts from the Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7 teams prove that collaboration is essential to successfully driving windfarm projects from start to finish.”
With over 25 years’ experience in the wind industry, Yendole has played a crucial role in delivering and managing multiple ground-breaking offshore and onshore developments across the UK, Europe and the US.
Most notable examples include Ørsted’s London Array, Burbo and Walney Extensions, and Hornsea 1. His expertise spans senior positions in project development, engineering, asset and technology management.
Prior to Yendole’s appointment, Salamander was led by Huw Bell who successfully acted as a caretaker for the project and will remain on board to oversee its delivery.
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