Singapore-based renewable energy developer The Blue Circle, operating in the Mekong region (Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia), has strengthen its wind engineering team by hiring a Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
The Blue Circle is the only regional wind project developer in Southeast Asia with an in-house wind engineering team. Based in Singapore, the team comprises of four engineers working solely on wind data analysis, wind modelling tools, sites micro-sitting and turbines optimization. “With current available computer technology using mesoscale data, we can model wind flows and meteorological patterns all over Southeast Asia to spot the best available wind resources” stated Gilles Beau, The Blue Circle Senior Wind Engineer and Chief Development Officer. When crossed with onsite wind data collected at The Blue Circle met masts, the long term accuracy and predictability of the wind projects revenues are significantly enhanced as well as the financeability of these projects.
“We are very pleased to welcome Irving in our team. Before joining us, he has received a Ph. D. scholarship awarded by the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and specialised in wind turbine modelling research at Nanyang Technological University. He is teaming with Felix, who graduated in Renewable Energy from the University of Exeter in the UK before having a first experience working with a turbine manufacturer in Asia and joining us in 2014” said Olivier Duguet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Blue Circle.
“Along with Glendon, we have a unique set of professionals in Singapore to support our development teams all across the region” adds Olivier Duguet. Wind engineering is a core business for The Blue Circle and a key competitive advantage. “We do not intend to subcontract this as we are investing in staff training and computer software to further enhance our capabilities” confirms Gilles Beau.
Forecasting the average wind speed of a particular onshore site is not only needed to select the best location to install a project but is also required by banks and investors to forecast the future cash flows of the wind farm to be able to finance its construction.
About The Blue Circle
The Blue Circle is a developer of wind and solar energy projects in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. The Singapore based company looks to bridge the gap in project development in the Southeast Asia region by bringing international project development experience, financial expertise and capabilities together with local market understanding. Its growth strategy is twofold: through the development of its own projects and through acquisition or partnership with local developers. By being vertically integrated, The Blue Circle can identify green field sites, pursue project development milestones up until financing and operating of the generating assets.
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