Champion kitesurfer and star of indie film ‘The Man That Touched The Sky’, Lewis Crathern entertained many when he jumped over the U.K.’s Brighton Pier in 2010. A crusader for the cause of renewable energy for many years, Lewis is now teaming with Global Marine Energy Inc., the leader in subsea power cable installation, to bring the message of the power of offshore wind farms to a broader audience.
Global Marine Energy will showcase at tradeshows the type of equipment that would be used to service North American offshore transmission projects and offshore windfarms, including its underwater remotely operated vehicle ‘Predator’ as well as designs for a pioneering new cable installation vessel.
“Kitesurfing is an incredible sport. Using the wind and feeling connected with the environment changes your life,” says Crathern. “It has become my passion to pass this on to people in one way or another. So far I have found it an amazing tool to educate young people about the environment, thinking eco, and leading a healthy lifestyle. This partnership with Global Marine takes it to the next level.”
“Since our first involvement in offshore wind over ten years ago, we’ve noticed that young people have a great enthusiasm for the industry and how offshore wind might be part of the answer for our energy future,” said Joel Whitman, CEO of Global Marine Energy, Inc. “Through our partnership with Lewis Crathern – a champion kitesurfer and a passionate proponent of offshore wind energy – we hope to connect with that enthusiastic audience and help inspire the industry’s next generation.”
Global Marine Energy Inc