“People expect a reliable energy infrastructure. By 2030, for example, between a fifth and a third of the UK's electricity is likely to come from offshore wind power. These new assets need to be skilfully managed,” continued Gibson. Black & Veatch’s renewable energy team has built its reputation on world-class consultancy and EPC projects in excess of 51 gigawatts (GW), covering all major renewable technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, marine and tidal energy. With long-term experience covering the full project lifecycle, Gibson gives the team added depth in asset creation and optimisation capabilities. Gibson’s appointment complements the expertise in emerging technologies like marine energy with substantial experience in mature renewable technologies such as wind and solar. “Our goal is to help clients ensure their assets outperform financial, service and environmental targets; using data and analytics to foster insight driven enhancements. Robbie’s appointment will help us extend this offering further into the renewable energy sector,” commented Scott Aitken, Executive Managing Director, Black & Veatch Europe. Asset management and renewable energy are currently among the fastest growing teams in Black & Veatch’s Europe business. Editor’s Notes: Robbie Gibson has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Electronic Systems from Glasgow Caledonian University, and an HND Aeronautical Engineering from James Watt College. He will be based at Black & Veatch’s Glasgow office. Robbie started his career with SgurrEnergy Ltd, helping to grow the business from 10 to 300 personnel before its sale to Wood Group. Globally, Black & Veatch has supported the development of 25 GW of solar energy and 26 GW of wind energy. In March 2018, Black & Veatch was engaged on a three-year technical and consultancy framework to support E.ON’s UK Business Heat and Power Solutions' biomass and combined heat and power operations. Black & Veatch and MWH joint venture MBV Energy Recovery, is completing the commissioning phase of the design/build contract for a 21.5 MW (megawatts) waste-to-energy renewable energy plant at Ince Park, Cheshire. Media Contact Information: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 P | +44 7920 701764 M | firstname.lastname@example.org 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2017 were US$3.4 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia.