OWC has appointed Tom Whittle to its newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director.
In 2018, OWC opened its first Asia Pacific office in Taiwan. Today, the company also has offices in South Korea and Japan and has also been involved in the development of projects in Vietnam.
“Tom’s remit is to continue growing our existing teams and establish new offices to support wind developers locally. Offshore wind is a rapidly growing industry in the Asia Pacific region, and international and regional developers operating here have welcomed our strategy of providing project development, owners engineering and technical due diligence services on the ground locally, supporting local industry development and value creation.”Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC.
Tom Whittle, formerly OWC country manager in Taiwan, has served as project director, project manager and package manager on a number of offshore wind projects in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
He has extensive experience in the development of projects, floating wind, interface management, site investigations, base installation, cable installation and offshore construction.
“With Asia Pacific countries’ massive energy transition investment plans in both floating and fixed offshore wind, this is a highly exciting region. I am glad that OWC continues its strategy of building up presence and competence close to where our clients have their projects and we look forward to reinforcing our presence in the years to come.”Tom Whittle, OWC’s Asia Pacific director.