OWC, an offshore wind consultancy, has promoted Nguyen Dinh to a newly formed position of head of hydrogen and Principal in Ireland and Vietnam, as the business continues to extend its renewables service portfolio.
Dinh, who has experience in numerous sectors of green hydrogen and a combined 20 years of experience, including several years in floating and bottom-fixed offshore wind, will be located in OWC’s newly built Cork, Ireland, office. He will also serve as principal for OWC’s Vietnam projects.
“The energy transition and the role of green or low carbon hydrogen is something that connects all of ABL Group’s markets; from decarbonisation of oil and gas operations to the development and design of clean fuelled vessels. In the renewables market, and in OWC particularly, we are interested in how this can be deployed to contribute to increasing the reliability and resilience of offshore wind power systems. I am very pleased that an expert of Nguyen’s standing has decided to join OWC and support ABL’s wider green hydrogen and ammonia capability.” Katherine Phillips, Managing Director of OWC
Nguyen will serve in a dual capacity at OWC. Along with his work as head of hydrogen, he will maintain ties with local and international developers and other stakeholders, maximizing his impact in Ireland and Vietnam’s offshore wind and energy transformation.
Nguyen’s prominence in Irish offshore wind stems from his role as principal investigator on industry-led research and development projects at the MaREI Centre in hydrogen from offshore wind, offshore wind substructures, offshore power lines, and floating wind pilot. He led a multidisciplinary research team comprised of professionals from ten top firms in six countries that successfully established Ireland’s national offshore wind energy blueprint for 2020–2050, including hydrogen generation, beginning in 2017.
“Nguyen will be a great asset to support the early development of offshore wind in Ireland. Offshore green hydrogen developments, co-located hydrogen generation and power-to-x projects are becoming of interest to developers and power companies here. Nguyen will be part of a multi-disciplinary team able to advise clients from regulatory matters, technical advisory and engineering across renewables, power flexibility, energy storage and clean fuels.” Claire Atkins, OWC’s Country Manager in Ireland
Additionally, Nguyen has been essential in the development of Vietnam’s national offshore wind program, which he has aided since 2015. His responsibilities include directing international experience reviews, making policy recommendations, zoning and maritime planning, conducting resource assessments, evaluating variation, datasets, and infrastructures, and conducting training.
OWC, a subsidiary of the AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group), is a leading independent engineering consultancy that provides a range of services to assist in the development and implementation of offshore wind projects. These services include project development, owner’s engineering, and technical due diligence.