Our Team

“The Gwynt Glas team blends locally based expertise with global industry know how. The DP Energy UK team based in Pembroke Dock focused on this project were born and raised in Wales and are passionate about supporting the growth of a new energy sector that can sustain skilled, well-paid jobs for future generations in coastal regions, in Wales and in the South West of England. Having feet on the ground in the regions, supported by a wealth of experience across the team working on this Celtic Sea opportunity, is proving to be a great formula to ensure we capitalise on local opportunity and maximise benefit.”

Chris Williams, Strategic Delivery Manager

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Charlie Allen

Project Coordinator

Charlie is an experienced offshore surveyor and has spent his career in the oil and gas industry and working on renewable energy projects across Europe. He is a marine scientist with a BSc in Surf Science and Technology, and MSc in Hydrography. Charlie also holds project management qualifications.

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Jaime Bohata

Engineering and Logistics

Jaime now works for DP Energy and has over 25 years’ experience in civil engineering construction and project management, including senior positions with Laing O’Rourke, Skanska and Buckingham Group. More recently he worked with Tidal Lagoon Power as a Civil Engineer and Assistant Project Manager where he gained planning experience.

Jamie is a Welsh speaker and his role in the Gwynt Glas project is focused on engineering and logistics and he leads on assessing the constructability and operability of floating wind turbine structures. 

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Claire Gilchrist

Project Manager

Claire has specialist experience of the offshore renewables sector, having worked on EDF Renewables’ Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm from development through to construction. She sits on a number of specialist groups the OTNR Environmental Action Group and is involved in a benthic ecology research project. She is a member of the Fisheries Liaison with Offshore Wind and Wet Renewables (FLOWW) Group.

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Bryan Granger

Procurement Lead

Bryan works as a procurement and contracts specialist working for EDF Renewables. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in procurement and commercial management of large capital projects in the UK and Ireland.

Bryan’s role in the Gwynt Glas project is as the Procurement Lead and he is responsible for leading on the development of a procurement and contracting strategy.

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Heather Hamilton

Consenting Lead

Heather works at EDF Renewables, and she has over 5 years of consenting and environmental experience in the offshore renewables industry, having worked on projects throughout the UK and Ireland from site selection, through to EIA and application and on to post consent compliance. Before joining EDF Renewables Heather was involved in the creation of the Offshore Wind Strategic Monitoring and Research Forum (OWSMRF).

Heather’s role in the Gwynt Glas project is as the EIA Lead and she is leading on the Environmental Impact Assessment work.

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Bethan Morgan

Welsh Consents Lead

Bethan works at DP Energy and has considerable experience of consenting and stakeholder management. She was Project Manager for the Marine Energy Test Area in Pembrokeshire and managed the leasing process with The Crown Estate. She is a graduate of Swansea University and holds project management qualifications.

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Simon Morgan

Welsh Portfolio Lead

Simon has over 15 years' experience of developing renewable energy projects. He joined EDF Renewables in 2020 as Principal Project Development Manager after working with RWE – where he was project lead on the 50 turbine Carnedd Wen Wind Farm in Powys, Acciona Energy UK Ltd and REG Windpower Ltd. Simon is a member of RenewableUK Cymru’s Strategy Group.

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Julia Okooza

Cost Control Lead

Julia is an experienced project controls engineer for EDF Renewables specialising in planning, scheduling, cost estimating and cost control. She worked in the oil and gas industry before switching to renewables, and spent time on the Dolphyn Project.

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Hellen Sarkanen

Engineering Manager

Helen is an Engineering Manager at EDF Renewables specialising in fixed and floating offshore wind projects. She is an experienced subsea engineer with experience across design, construction and installation. She spent 15 years working on subsea projects in the oil and gas industry before joining EDF Renewables.

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Lee Watt

Technology and Innovation Manager

Lee is an experienced project manager with over sixteen years in the energy industry, during which time he has been involved in onshore wind projects with a combined capacity of over 1 GW. His university studies are directly related to the work he’s doing at Gwynt Glas, and he has a BSc Coastal Zone Management and Marine Environment Studies and  an MSc in Renewable Energy and Resource Management.

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Kevin Williams

Document Controller

Kevin has a career spanning over 20 years in the oil and gas, rail and construction industries working on large scale projects globally, including across Africa, Asia and South America. He now works for EDF Renewables, and he specialises in document control overseeing audit and materials management.

Kevin’s role in the Gwynt Glas project is as the Document Controller, managing all project documents and following and improving document control procedures.

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Chris Williams

Strategic Delivery Manager

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 30 years’ experience delivering commercial renewable energy and engineering projects.  He joined DP Energy in 2021.  Career highlights are many, and include working on the 32km sea defence scheme at Caldicot Levels, the UK’s largest low head hydro project at Beeston Weir on the River Trent, and the 50MW Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm in south Wales. He led the development of DeltaStream technology and the test site at Ramsey Sound and secured £13.5m for Bombora to build a prototype 1.5MW wave energy converter.

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Ffion Wright

Stakeholder and Comms Manager

Ffion has over 20 years of marketing experience across a number of diverse sectors. She came into the renewables industry in 2019, joining Bombora, where she managed marketing, communications and stakeholder activity. More recently Ffion led on all the communications activity with strategic partners Technip FMC and Mitsui OSK Lines.

Ffion is a fluent Welsh speaker and her role in the Gwynt Glas project is Stakeholder and Communications Manager, leading the project’s communications and consultations as well as community and stakeholder engagement.

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