Lloyd’s Register, a provider of services for engineering and technology for companies with a strong focus on improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructure, has named a new North American Renewables Head. Dr. Carolyn Heeps has joined Lloyd’s Register to lead the growth of the company’s renewable energy business in Canada and the U.S.
Heeps began her career in offshore renewables at The Crown Estate, and led the first two rounds of leasing in the UK offshore wind sector. She has since worked with Fred Olsen Renewables and the RES-Group where she was responsible for new market opportunities, and which led to her involvement on projects and consultancy service provision in the U.S., France, and Asia Pacific.
Recently, Heeps spent two years working with the Ørsted team in their new U.S. business in Boston, MA. Drawing on expert knowledge of the local regulatory environment and stakeholder engagement, Heeps supported Ørsted’s successful entry into the region, delivering the role of Consultation Manager in the Environment and Permitting team for the commercial scale development projects off Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Between 2016 and 2018, she also held the Chair of the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Committee, and was recognized in 2017 as one of the “100 Women in Wind” report. She also has special interests in sustainable development, STEM education, public outreach, and workforce development.
“I am delighted to welcome Carolyn to the team, as she brings with her a demonstrable track record of achievements on behalf of renewable energy clients around the world,” said Karl Ove Ingebrigtsen, LR’s Director of Low Carbon Power Generation. “Her commitment and expertise is a fantastic addition to LR’s already world-class capability in the sector, and we look forward to supporting the growth of low carbon power in North America.”
Learn more about Heeps here.