Northland Power announced an upcoming change to the executive leadership team. Morten Melin will be joining Northland as Executive Vice President, Construction effective August 1, 2017.
Melin has extensive experience working in the international renewable energy sector, including his involvement on more than 25 offshore and several onshore wind projects. Most recently, Melin was Vice President, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) for DONG Energy Wind Power based in Europe.
Throughout his career, Melin has successfully led his team’s projects to completion on time, on budget and with an excellent Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) performance, while fostering a focus on global organizational effectiveness and maximizing project value through all phases of an asset’s lifecycle.
“We are very pleased to welcome Melin to Northland’s executive team,” noted John Brace, CEO of Northland. “From his tenure at DONG, another leader in the offshore wind sector, Melin brings significant experience developing large-scale renewable power projects. His technical and infrastructure project management experience will enhance Northland’s ability to develop and build large-scale projects in multiple international locations.”
Currently, Melin is an advisor to Northland and British Wind Energy (BWE) on the construction and implementation planning for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project located off the coast of Germany.
Northland previously announced in March that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Deutsche Bucht, a 252-MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development, from the Highland Group Holdings, which currently owns this project through BWE. The final acquisition and financial close for the project are expected mid- year.