Atlantis hire Mainstream Renewables chief as new head of project development

Atlantis ResourcesGlobal tidal power giant Atlantis has appointed Cameron Smith as its new Director of Project Development. He was previously the chief operating officer (offshore) of Mainstream Renewable Power.

He has joined Atlantis’ new management group based at its corporate headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland and will report directly to Chief Executive Tim Cornelius.  

Smith will have responsibility for the development of the entire Atlantis portfolio including the next phase of the MeyGen tidal array build in the Pentland Firth, the recently announced Sound of Islay project and Atlantis’ interests in Canada and Asia. He will also be responsible for looking for new project development opportunities with a global remit.

He is a chartered Electrical Engineer with a background in marine electrical contracting, shipbuilding and utility asset management and is passionate about renewable energy and the economic opportunities it can provide. He is currently on the board of Scottish Renewables. 

This appointment follows the news late last year that Stephen Ward has taken up the role of Director of Power Generation at Atlantis.

Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis, said: “Cameron has a history of successful project development and an unrivalled pedigree of operational experience, insight and knowledge of the renewable energy and power generation sectors in the UK. Cameron will be a huge asset at a truly exciting juncture in Atlantis’ development.”

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