North Falls welcomes new Project Director
North Falls has today welcomed new Project Director Andy Paine to lead the team as the work progresses towards submission of the project’s development consent order application in 2023.
Andy is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the I. Mech. E. with over 20 years’ experience in the development and delivery of energy projects. Having worked on coal and gas-fired power station development, onshore wind and offshore wind he has worked with the whole range of challenges that project development can bring.
Holding senior development management positions with ALSTOM Power, RES and ESB, Andy joined Vattenfall in 2012 as the Co-Project Director for the Vattenfall/Scottish Power joint venture for the ‘Round 3’ East Anglia Zone. He has held various development management positions with Vattenfall including, more latterly, assessing the feasibility of multi-purpose interconnector projects between UK and Netherlands.
Andy has been a director of EEEGR and was instrumental in the formation of the East Wind Offshore Wind Cluster. He has also sat on a number of industry groups over the years including most recently National Grid Transmissions Independent User Group where he had unique insight into their plans for engagement and delivery of grid investment plans for the East coast.
He said: “I’m looking forward to joining North Falls as the independent Project Director. Both RWE and SSE are major players in the UK offshore wind sector and North Falls is a great opportunity to build on these established positions and support the UK’s decarbonisation targets.
“Of course, every project will have its challenges and I’m really looking forward to working with the project team and our stakeholders to develop and deliver the project.”
Andy Paine to lead the North Falls team