Scottish renewables consultancy appoints ABB veteran as new managing director

Stephen Trotter at Natural Power's extreme-eco-friendly head office in Dumfries-shire.
Stephen Trotter outside Natural Power’s extreme-eco-friendly head office in Dumfries-shire.

Scottish renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy Natural Power has appointed Stephen Trotter as its new Managing Director.  He will be based out of the company’s global head office at The Greenhouse near Castle Douglas.   

Totter previously worked for ABB for almost 20 years, where he was Managing Director for the UK and Ireland Power Systems division.   During his time at he in numerous onshore and offshore wind projects as well as interconnectors. His appointment follows the departure of Ted Leeming, who stepped down at the end of March.   

 He joins the business as it embarks upon a new business cycle which is to focus on international growth in several key markets including the US, and France.

 In addition, Natural Power is targeting services for operational offshore wind farms in Europe and potentially the US. UK growth will be targeted through the diversification of existing services, rolling out a new offering for turbine servicing, operational plant with asset management and adding value to clients’ portfolios through market leading analytics to improve performance and reliability.

Trotter said: “Ted has done a fantastic job during his time as managing director providing the vision and driving the business forward with new offerings and services as the industry transitions towards a subsidy free future.

 “The business continues to invest in innovation, with new offerings such as the Offshorewindspect, recently launched with our partners Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and SubC Partner, and in growing our global team of industry experts, with the likes of Julius Carter, Christine and Christine Bordonaro joining our US team this year. “

Meanwhile, Natural Power has launched a new Advisory and Analytics department, which brings together the best of its due diligence, market and resource analysis teams. 

Lauren Wheatley, Director of Advisory and Analytics will provide direction to the team globally. International advisory services will be coordinated by Giles Dearden, Director of Due Diligence, with local delivery lead by in regional and subject matter experts. 

20 Jul 2017

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