BW Ideol is pleased to announce its first strategic hire in North America with the appointment of Christopher Dorman as the Head of Development – US.
Reporting directly to BW Ideol’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Chris will lead efforts to advance the development of the Vandenberg floating wind pilot-project in California, which may become one of the first wind farms off the west coast of North America, as well as prepare for the forthcoming BOEM lease auctions on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Following BW Ideol and other floating developers success in the recent ScotWind auction, it is clear that floating wind will play a massive role in decarbonizing the US grid on both coasts.
Chris brings over a decade of significant renewable energy experience to the role and was recently recognized as a finalist in the Next-Gen Leadership category of the Ventus Awards presented by the Business Network for Offshore Wind.
Other leadership roles include serving as the chair of BNOW’s Floating Wind Working Group Permitting subcommittee, sitting on American Clean Power’s California Offshore Wind Permitting Working Group, and was a member of Pacific Offshore Wind Energy Research´s (POWER) Working Group, part of UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.
Before returning to North America in 2020 to serve as the Offshore Permitting Manager for Mainstream Renewable Power, Chris was a key member of the team that led the expansion of Mainstream across the globe.