Who we are
Our team has decades of expertise in developing major renewable energy projects. We listen closely, build partnerships, manage relationships, and apply all our experience to make large-scale renewable projects happen.
Proven Track Record
Our people are pioneers in the sector and several of our team worked on Ireland’s first windfarm at Arklow Bank over 20 years ago in 2003. Gunnar Birkeland, who leads our Source Galileo Norge team has many years of experience in the offshore sector and is the current chairman of the Norwegian Offshore Wind Industry cluster. Innovation is a key element of what we do and we are developing a floating offshore wind farm at the Goliat production complex in the Barents Sea, which will be one of the first commercial offshore floating wind farms. It will also be the first of its kind in this region and the first offshore site directly connected to a floating production platform.
Our team have also worked on some of the biggest offshore wind farms in the UK like Greater Gabbard and Dogger Bank, with both combining to help power almost 6.5 million homes across the region. Our international expertise has seen us deliver and contribute to major renewables projects on five continents across the world. And over the years, this offshore experience gained in traditional energy industries has allowed us to deliver renewables projects in challenging marine conditions.
Where we work
With a base in Ireland and offices in the UK and Norway, we have a comprehensive understanding of the role and potential of renewable energy in Europe. We have carefully chosen these markets for a number of key reasons. As well as having abundant natural resources in the form of wind speeds and volumes, these countries also provide us with a positive policy framework to work in alongside governments committed to the green energy transition.
We develop large-scale renewable projects in Europe with a focus on Ireland, the UK and Norway. With a proven track record and decades of experience working with stakeholders, governments, and communities, we make large-scale renewable projects happen.
Pushing the boundaries of the renewables sector, our sites are large infrastructure developments designed to further the energy transition. Our offshore wind projects in Irish, UK and Norwegian waters will deploy a mix of fixed foundation and floating turbine technologies to suit the site conditions. You can visit our projects page and find out more.
While the vast majority of the power ultimately generated by our developments is going to be from our offshore sites, we also plan to build a carefully-chosen portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects in the UK. In addition, as part of our overall focus on driving forward the use of renewables and furthering the energy transition directly, we see hydrogen as an area of significant potential.
Our long-term strategy recognises the role hydrogen will play in the energy transition by enabling renewable energy to be efficiently applied in situations where direct electrification is less practical. In this way, hydrogen can be a vector for renewable energy, allowing all sectors to decarbonise sooner. And it allows us to bring the renewable energy generated by our offshore wind farms directly to the end-users while avoiding the constraints of the electricity grid.
Director & Co-Founder
Torben has 20 years of experience in renewable energy. He spent 11 years leading Mainstream Renewable Power’s large-scale development business across the world, and also worked on key Airtricity offshore wind projects including the Arklow Bank and Greater Gabbard.
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin founded and led Amarenco Renewable Energy, developing solar projects in France, Ireland and Oman, and was investment director of Infram, the Joint Venture between Amarenco and Infracapital. He is a chemical engineer and received an MBA from Wharton.
Chief Development Officer
Garrett worked as a Chartered Surveyor in Commercial Real Estate before moving to renewables. He worked with large-scale renewable investors in the UK before leading development for Amarenco Solar in the UK and Middle East.
Fintan was a founder of Mainstream Renewable Power, and its CFO. Since 2014 he has focused on developing companies with integrated renewable energy business models. Prior to Mainstream, Fintan led the finance group at Airtricity and worked with large-scale renewable investors in the UK.
CEO Source Galileo Norge AS
Gunnar has worked in the marine sector for more than 30 years. His recent roles include operating the world’s first floating wind turbine (Hywind Demo) and developing innovative high voltage dynamic cables as CEO of Unitech.
Chief Operations Officer
Gina has worked in Senior HR and Operations roles in a professional services capacity before moving to Renewables. She has led the build and development of personnel since inception of Source Galileo and now leads all operations, process development and external communications.