Fisher Renewables names new managing director


James Fisher Renewables has appointed Wayne Mulhall, managing director of EDS HV Group, as Fisher Renewables’ managing director.

Appointed managing director of EDS HV Group (EDS), part of James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables), in August of this year, Mulhall will now also oversee the running of JF Renewables. All renewable activities across the James Fisher and Sons group are now consolidated under the one brand.

Wayne Mulhall is James Fisher Renewables’ new managing director. (Courtesy: James Fisher Renewables)

“I am delighted to accept the role of managing director at JF Renewables,” Mulhall said. “This is highly complementary to my role as EDS managing director and overseeing both businesses means that we will be able to more effectively view and implement the offering that JF Renewables can bring to the market across the whole James Fisher and Sons group.

JF Renewables at its core is about leveraging the group’s experience and expertise together with the niche capabilities offered by its operating companies. For this reason, it is particularly relevant that we are bringing the expertise from within these operating companies to enable JF Renewables to help offshore developers accelerate the energy transition.”

Mulhall brings to the business significant experience in the offshore wind industry, having held a senior role at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and prior to this, senior positions at Siemens Gamesa and Rolls Royce.

Ryan Calvert, EDS Strategy, sales and commercial director has also joined the leadership team as James Fisher Renewables’ head of sales (Europe). Calvert stood in as interim managing director for EDS before Mulhall’s appointment.

“Since 2010, I’ve been fully embedded in the renewables journey from hands on work on offshore wind farms to joining the EDS management team in 2014 as operations director,” Calvert said. “During my time at EDS, I’ve led the strategy and innovation of the business, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring this experience into my additional role as head of sales (Europe) for JF Renewables. With our combined capabilities, JF Renewables is ideally placed to help offshore wind developers and contractors meet their nation states’ global net zero goals and energy independence.”

Launched in March 2020, JF Renewables aligns the specialist capabilities from existing James Fisher and Sons group companies. Since the launch, the business has had a number of high-profile contract wins including undertaking work for customers such as RWE and Iberdrola. The business supports pure-play renewables developers, marine civil constructors, and oil and gas majors alike in pushing the boundaries of what is possible to accelerate the energy transition, while maintaining existing energy infrastructure.

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