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WSP UK names Nicola Riley as its Head of Offshore Wind

WSP UK names Nicola Riley as its Head of Offshore Wind

 September 14, 2022

WSP UK has appointed Nicola Riley to the role of Head of Offshore Wind.

With over 20 years' experience in renewable energy development and asset management, Nicola is driving WSP's energy business to expand the company's existing offshore wind capability.

"We wish you the best of luck in your new role, Nicola!" congratulated WSP.

A renewable energy specialist 

Based in Manchester, Nicola will apply a multi-disciplinary approach alongside environmental, engineering and advisory specialists to develop and deliver a range of offshore wind projects. 

Nicola commented: “Transitioning away from fossil fuels and moving towards low cost, reliable renewable energy sources is a vital element of the UK's net zero ambitions. Large scale and dependable offshore wind deployment offers the UK a real opportunity to push forward its energy transition, creating jobs and developing skills within communities in the process. Significant engineering skills and technical expertise will be required to deliver this so I’m excited to be joining WSP to meet these challenges.” 

WSP Head of Energy Fiachra Ó Cléirigh, said: “I'm delighted to welcome Nicola to WSP and into our Energy business. We’re currently on an exciting trajectory of growth and Nicola’s appointment aligns with the firm’s three-year plan to develop capabilities in a range of strategically important sectors. Transitioning how we generate our energy from a carbon intensive base to one consisting predominantly of renewable sources is vital should the UK meet its 2050 net zero targets, and I'm delighted to have Nicola on board to support our clients to decarbonise their operations and the energy sector more broadly."

Driving offshore wind projects 

As onshore and offshore wind energy development continues to expand, WSP specialists objectively assess any potential investment in this area and harness the full potential for wind generation.

WSP offers independent, technology-neutral advice for offshore wind, with the experience and expertise to bring offshore projects to life, and to connect them to the appropriate onshore infrastructure.

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