The project director for Scotland’s Mara Mhr floating offshore wind farm is David Hinshelwood.
He will oversee the project’s development, which is being progressed as a joint venture between Vattenfall and Fred. Olsen Renewables.
Hinshelwood has approximately ten years of expertise in the offshore industry, having worked with SSE Renewables and Babcock International in the past.
Mara Mhr won a bid in the most recent ScotWind auction, and it has since been reported that she organised supply chain contracts worth more than £3 million that went to Scottish-based companies.
Hinshelwood said “I am delighted to be joining the Mara Mhòr team to lead this project which is situated in one of the key ScotWind leasing zones.”
“It is fantastic that Mara Mhòr has already initiated and awarded major packages of work since being awarded seabed rights. I look forward to building on this positive progress, applying my prior experience as we develop an initial proposal.”
“Our team will collaborate with partners, key stakeholders and the supply chain to capitalise on the massive Scottish offshore wind opportunity – bringing forward a project that will support Scotland’s renewable future and ambitions to reach net zero.”
Carolyn Heeps, Fred. Olsen Renewables head offshore, added “It is great news that David Hinshelwood is on board to direct the Mara Mhòr project.”
“He brings with him extensive experience in offshore wind and in Scotland’s renewables sector, and will be a great asset to the project.”