Head of Business Development
Aker Offshore Wind, now part of Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream”), is a leading pure-play renewable energy company with a presence across Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Employing over 700 people across five continents, the company has a global portfolio of 19 GW. Mainstream is currently developing a net capacity of 1.3 GW of floating offshore wind in Scotland and South Korea, 1.23 GW of fixed bottom offshore wind in Vietnam and advancing gigawatt-scale prospects in various markets, including Norway.
In May 2021, Norway-based Aker Horizons acquired a majority stake in Mainstream and, in April 2022, Japan-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. joined Aker Horizons as a long-term strategic investor. The company’s growth trajectory and offshore wind ambition accelerated in 2022 with the integration of Aker Offshore Wind, combining world-class development and industrialization capabilities through Aker group companies with Mainstream’s strong development and execution track record. In Norway, Mainstream still uses the Aker Offshore Wind name.
Further to Mainstream’s ambition in the floating wind market, the company holds preferential rights to bankable floating foundation technology through ownership in Principle Power.