Atkins appoints offshore wind director

The international engineering firm Atkins has appointed Andy Thompson as its new delivery director for offshore wind.

Mr Thompson will be responsible for Atkins’ entire offshore wind portfolio, which covers concept design and studies, detailed design and asset management services and includes four contracts with DONG Energy at offshore wind farms across the UK.

“Offshore wind is a core part of the power business and one where we have strength and depth in expertise and experience. I’m looking forward to taking on this role at such an exciting time for the business,” said Mr Thompson.

He previously played a leading role in Atkins’ nuclear business where he was responsible for growth outside of the UK across Europe, Asia and Africa, and directing major projects and multi-national joint ventures. 

Prior to that, Mr Thompson was part of Atkins’ fast-growing offshore renewables team where he was responsible for winning and delivering work across the client base.

“We’re excited to welcome Andy to the team, and his previous roles in both nuclear and power will mean we can draw on his extensive experience of developing new growth opportunities and delivering outstanding work that really makes a difference for our clients,” said the Managing Director of Atkins’ Power and Renewables business, Phil Malem.

Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, specializing in local government, transport and energy issues