Release date: 28 October 2021
James Fisher Renewables, trusted technical and operations solutions provider to the offshore renewables industry, and a part of James Fisher and Sons, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Wayne Mulhall as managing director.
Appointed managing director of EDS HV Group (EDS), part of James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables), in August of this year, Wayne will now also oversee the running of JF Renewables. With responsibility for the two companies, Wayne will ensure a holistic approach is achieved across the business, with all renewable activities across the James Fisher and Sons group consolidated under the one brand.
Wayne brings to the business significant experience in the offshore wind industry, having held a senior role at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and prior to this, senior positions at Siemens Gamesa and Rolls Royce.
Wayne Mulhall, Managing Director of EDS and JF Renewables, commented:
“I am delighted to accept the role of managing director at JF Renewables. This is highly complementary to my role as EDS managing director and overseeing both businesses means that we will be able to more effectively view and implement the offering that JF Renewables can bring to the market across the whole James Fisher and Sons group. JF Renewables at its core is about leveraging the group’s experience and expertise together with the niche capabilities offered by its operating companies. For this reason, it is particularly relevant that we are bringing the expertise from within these operating companies to enable JF Renewables to help offshore developers accelerate the energy transition.”
In addition, Ryan Calvert, strategy, sales and commercial director at EDS, will support JF Renewables as head of sales (Europe). Ryan, who has been with EDS for eight years, stood in as interim managing director for EDS before Wayne’s appointment so is well placed to take on this additional role. Speaking about his new appointment, Ryan stated:
“Since 2010 I’ve been fully embedded in the renewables journey from hands on work on offshore wind farms to joining the EDS management team in 2014 as operations director. During my time at EDS I’ve led the strategy and innovation of the business and I’m thrilled to be able to bring this experience into my additional role as head of sales (Europe) for JF Renewables. With our combined capabilities JF Renewables is ideally placed to help offshore wind developers and contractors meet their nation states’ global net zero goals and energy independence.”
Launched in March 2020, JF Renewables aligns the specialist capabilities from existing James Fisher and Sons group companies. Since the launch, the business has had a number of high-profile contract wins including undertaking work for customers such as RWE and Iberdrola. The business supports pure-play renewables developers, marine civil constructors and oil and gas majors alike in pushing the boundaries of what is possible to accelerate the energy transition, while maintaining existing energy infrastructure.
JF Renewables sits under the marine contracting division within James Fisher and Sons and divisional director Giovanni Corbetta stated:
“The appointment and incorporation of Wayne and Ryan into JF Renewables is further demonstration of our commitment to offering the best in service to our renewables customers. With their extensive experience in this space, they also bring with them the success and reputation for which EDS is well known. By realigning our business and revitalising the leadership team we are building on our culture of trust, integrity and operational excellence.”