OWC views expansion with new Growth Director

OWC has appointed Hannah Abend to the newly created role of Growth Director, to drive expansion into new markets and technologies.

Experienced renewable energy executive Abend will support OWC’s ongoing geographical expansion into emerging markets and renewable technologies, as well as the development of new service lines, which have been the cornerstones of OWC’s rapid growth so far.

William Cleverly, CEO at OWC

Abend joins OWC with a track-record in both executive management and technical positions across the offshore wind landscape, including as COO, Growth Director and Head of Regional Management. Her experience spans both offshore wind consultancies and operators, including WT, Iberdrola, RES Offshore and Verdant Power.

US-born, Abend will also support OWC’s American operation.  

Hannah Abend
Hannah Abend, Growth Director at OWC

This news follows OWC’s most recent expansion to a dedicated environment and consents service line under the leadership of director Lara Lawrie. This new service will support clients in managing the interface between engineering, consenting and environmental impact assessments (EIA).  As a new growth area within OWC, Lawrie will report into and be supported by Abend.

OWC is a specialist global consultancy that helps develop and deliver projects and investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, battery energy storage, hydrogen, and wave and tidal energy. The company specialises in project development services, owner’s engineering and technical due diligence. It includes the France-based marine renewable energy consultancy and R&D specialist Innosea, geoscience specialists East Point Geo, and offshore wind operations specialists Delta Wind Partners. Offices cover 14 countries globally, with further locations planned.