Natural Power recruits Siemens and Scottish Power managers, and expands in Ireland

Euan Fenelon
Euan Fenelon

Scottish renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has appointed Euan Fenelon as Director of Asset Management; and Kevin Quinn as Head of Site Management.

Richard Walls, Commercial Director at Natural Power, said: “As we move ahead with our three to five year business plan, and increase our focus on supporting our clients to achieve cost parity, these appointment bring a wealth of invaluable experience to support the direction of our business.

“Their industry and project background perfectly complements our existing in-house skills and will ensure we continue to provide the best possible service and advice to our clients.”

Earlier this month Natural Power underpinned its commitment to supporting the renewable energy industry achieve cost parity with the appointment of Neil Douglas to the role of Director of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE).

The new role was created in response to market dynamics and Natural Power’s long term strategy to support clients in achieving their operational efficiency and competitiveness objectives. 

Kevin Quinn has joined Asset Management to lead the site management team. Joining from Siemens Wind Power, where he spent six years as a project manager in offshore wind farm construction, Kevin will work with the wider team of area managers and site managers to deliver the scope of asset management services on operational renewable energy projects within Natural Power’s portfolio.

Natural Power will capitalise on his experience in the execution of large-scale projects to create an optimised process for operational delivery. Based in the Stirling office, Kevin will work UK-wide and additionally with the French and US teams to support their international growth.

Euan Fenelon joins Natural Power from Scottish Power where he was the Health and Safety Programme Manager for UK and European offshore renewable projects, and responsible for developing and implementing appropriate processes for the safe development, construction, operation and maintenance of offshore assets.

He was heavily involved in the global commercial consultancy activities developed by Scottish Power – advising utilities on asset strategy – and has had significant experience of planning, reporting and controlling asset management activity across multiple sites in an international context.

From its iconic Scottish headquarters at The Green House, Natural Power has expanded internationally to work in 32 countries, and now employs over 320 renewable energy experts. This project experience spans a portfolio of 69GW which is equivalent to powering 4.7 million UK homes.

Meanwhile, Natural Power, is gearing up its Irish operations in response to market requirements. As the business moves to a new larger office in Dublin to accommodate the growing staff role, new recruit Roger Macnaughton has been appointed as a senior ecologist.

This key hire will be pivotal to the continued expansion of the business in Ireland as Roger will lead the delivery of ecological and hydrological services, specifically building the team in this area, and making it the first dedicated ecology and hydrology team in Ireland.

This complements the existing range of services available from Natural Power including the delivery of pre-construction and construction consultancy services on renewable energy projects, typically involving taking projects from initial consent right through to final client handover of operational assets.

Marc Lamphiere, who leads the Natural Power team in Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Roger to the team, and are already seeing the benefit of our expanded, dedicated team in this area.”

Neil Douglas from Natural Power is one of the many prominent industry speakers who are presenting at SCOTLAND’S RENEWABLE FUTURE conference on 26 May 2016 in Edinburgh.

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