Ocean Winds to welcome Craig Windram as Chief Executive Officer

April 8th, 2024 – Madrid. Ocean Winds (OW), the international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, appointed Craig Windram as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), during OW’s Board of Directors on April 2nd, 2024. The appointment will be effective as of July 1st, 2024.

A seasoned chief executive with over 25 years of experience in spearheading large-scale renewable and infrastructure projects worldwide, Craig Windram’s expertise spans all aspects of the energy transition, from development and financing to operation and optimization. Craig’s leadership has consistently delivered bottom-line results, leading diverse teams across continents. His commitment to operational excellence, health and safety, and sustainability makes him a respected figure in the energy sector and a strong asset for Ocean Winds.

Ocean Winds’ Board of Directors, commented: “Since its inception in 2019/2020 and thanks to the excellence of the previous management, Ocean Winds has reached a key moment as a company, having tripled its portfolio of secured projects in less than four years, and currently focusing on the construction of 2 GW of new offshore wind capacity in the United Kingdom and in France as well as the successful delivery of another 13 GW of secured projects. OW’s Board of Directors is more than confident in Craig Windram’s capabilities to lead the 600 committed and impressive OW employees in their daily purpose of developing, building, and operating offshore wind farms all around the world.”

Craig Windram, newly appointed CEO of Ocean Winds, as of July 1st, 2024, commented: “Dedicating my career to the development of renewable energies for the past 25 years and as a firm believer in their key role for an urgent and successful energy transition, I am thrilled to join Ocean Winds, a pure offshore wind developer and operator, at a pivotal moment for the offshore wind sector and the company.”

This appointment represents the renewed trust of both shareholders EDPR and ENGIE and their commitment on Ocean Winds’ relentless pursuit of excellence, as the company consolidates its position as a leader in offshore wind and during a strategic moment for the offshore wind sector. Ocean Winds’ current strategic decisions reinforce its confidence in offshore wind growth, while maintaining strict vigilance to ensure its projects generate value for all parties involved.


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