OWC’s Luany Dantas, Naval Architect and Offshore Wind Consultant based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was recently interviewed by BBC World Services’ ‘The Conversation’ discussing “Powered by Women: Wind Turbines”.
Luany was joined by Wangari Muchiri, who coordinates the wind industry’s efforts across the African continent for the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
The interview discusses everything from beauty and benefits of wind power, drawbacks and environmental impact, to motivation behind a career in engineering and wind, gender imbalance in the industry and how to address it, as well as impact of wind power on the wider society today and in particular on women.
On her motivation behind joining the wind market, Luany details her path from maths to marine engineering in the oil & gas market, through to her personal ‘energy transition’ to study a Master’s in floating offshore wind, which lead her to her career today.
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