Fortune 500 science and technology leader Leidos and international energy consultancy Xodus Group are joining forces on a new North America offshore wind alliance, bringing a wealth of expertise to the growing industry. The move will leverage Leidos’ extensive renewable capabilities with Xodus Group’s 14-year track record in offshore European energy projects.
Leidos has consulted on more than 250 wind energy projects producing nearly 20 gigawatts of electric power. The company’s specialists offer technical, commercial and regulatory expertise to advise the development, financing and acquisition of capital-intensive energy and infrastructure assets.
Xodus has integrated scientific, engineering and advisory teams working across the energy sector on a broad range of offshore and coastal infrastructure, energy generation and technology projects. Capabilities span energy yield analysis, risk, permitting, environment, engineering, safety, integrity, vibration, project package management, training and supply chain management.
“We are excited about our partnership with Xodus,” said Brad Barta, vice president leading Leidos’ Energy & Infrastructure Consulting practice. “We believe together we can provide unrivaled expertise and experience to our developer and investor clients. Now that offshore wind is set to move forward in the U.S., we are prepared to serve the industry through our relationship with Xodus, a proven leader in offshore energy.”
Peter Tipler, Xodus’ renewables director , , “Our alliance with Leidos brings owners and lenders a truly consolidated service in the development of offshore wind projects from concept and financing through consenting to engineering and full supply chain management. With activity ramping up at a state level and new developments underway, momentum is building around how best to increase America’s offshore wind capacity. We are ideally placed to share our expertise to ensure that projects are delivered swiftly and successfully to support the transition to low carbon energy production.”
Xodus recently added a dedicated advisory service to its renewables offering, supporting lenders, developers and the wider supply chain to identify and capitalize on renewable energy opportunities and mitigate against risk. Scott Hamilton has been appointed to lead the team, with a focus on due diligence, supply chain analysis and techno-economic analysis. Hamilton previously worked as a special advisor supporting companies to assess the suitability of their products or services in the international offshore wind market.
He recently completed a supply chain review for a mid-Atlantic state looking to become a supply and maintenance hub for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry. Hamilton completed one of the first in-depth reviews into the technical implications of the Jones Act for offshore wind in 2010. He has tracked U.S. offshore wind leasing awards for over a decade and has a wealth of experience in helping new supply chain entrants adapt their products and service offerings to maximize the opportunity from offshore wind.
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