Some of the world’s first fixed test and demonstrator windfarms were launched in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with support from technical experts that now sit within Flotation Energy’s leadership team. Furthermore, the world’s first commercial floating windfarm, Kincardine which has been generating power since 2021, was a project conceptualised and driven by Flotation Energy’s founders. Today, Kincardine is still the world’s largest grid-connected floating wind farm.
Lord Nicol Stephen
Nicol has a background in corporate finance, law and politics and is an entrepreneur with a strong track record of founding, growing and selling companies. He was previously Deputy First Minister of Scotland and the country’s Energy Minister. In this role he did a great deal to support the growth of the renewables sector. As a life peer he now sits as a member of the House of Lords. In 2013, he founded Pilot Offshore Renewables (Kincardine) with Allan MacAskill, which developed the world’s largest floating wind project and has been developing successful offshore and onshore renewable energy businesses for more than a decade. As a co-founder of Flotation Energy Nicol has pioneered the company from a start-up to a rapidly growing global offshore wind developer.
Chief Operating Officer
Toru is a former International Business Development Director for TEPCO RP and has spent the last ten years holding senior positions in the Japanese energy giant, including Manager for Strategy and Power Trading. Prior to this, he was the Chief Engineer for Investment Planning. He currently holds the role of Chief Operating Officer at Flotation Energy Ltd, instrumental in the strategic oversight of our offshore wind projects in the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.
Co-Chief Technical Officer
Shin has held several managerial roles in power plant engineering and global investment in IPP within Tokyo Electric Power Co. He is also a former Director and Chief of Engineering Division at Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan’s largest onshore wind company. He currently serves as Co-Chief Technical Officer at Flotation Energy.
Co-Chief Technical Officer
Allan is one of the world’s industry leaders in offshore wind. An engineer with a background in oil and gas, in 2005 he pioneered the first ever offshore wind project in deeper waters. The Beatrice project was also the first to provide electricity to an operational oil and gas platform. Allan then co-founded Sea Energy Renewables, which developed more than 3GW of offshore wind in Scottish waters, before its sale to EDP Renewables in 2011. In 2013 he started the Kincardine Offshore Wind project, which has now become the world’s largest floating wind project. In 2018, he established Flotation Energy plc with Nicol Stephen, his partner in the Kincardine project.
Chief International Officer
Tim is an oceanographer with over 20 years’ experience in project development and consenting within offshore wind, wave and tidal sectors. Tim leads project development in Australia and Asia. Having served as CEO of Carnegie Wave Energy UK and Executive Manager of Carnegie Clean Energy in Australia, he has direct experience in the delivery of offshore wind projects. Tim is well versed in commercial project approval, development, and implementation, environmental management, government liaison work and media relations, contract negotiation, stakeholder management and environmental engineering.