X1 Wind has made new appointments to help accelerate full-scale commercial operations.
New additions include Strategy and Business Development Director João Neves, Mechanical Engineer Javier G. Cervilla and Junior Structural Engineer Lucy Milde. The recruits come from a variety of backgrounds, including Boston Consulting Group, General Electric and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Our new recruits will play an important role, helping to inform and accelerate our technical and commercial strategy,” said Alex Raventos, X1 Wind CEO and co-founder.
“Our overarching aim is to make a meaningful contribution to help combat climate change through large-scale decarbonization of the energy system. With this goal in mind, we have taken time to assemble a close-knit group of excellent engineers covering all core areas necessary to develop our innovative floating wind technology as well as experts on strategy and business development,” said Raventos.
X1 Wind’s technology is designed to reduce the current Levelized Cost Of Electricity (LCOE) of floating wind through reduced floater weight, a faster and cheaper installation process and a more reliable operation. The system is connected to a single point mooring system in a downwind configuration, which creates a “weather-vaning” solution that maximizes use of passive systems.
“I believe that we need to do everything we can to accelerate the energy transition, and floating wind has a massive potential to contribute to this goal. Nevertheless, it still requires innovation to become a competitive technology and that’s what we strive for at X1 Wind,” said Neves.
The team aims to be a world leader in floating wind, said Cervilla. “I couldn’t resist this rare opportunity to help redefine floating wind rules and indulge my passion for innovative solutions, which will underpin the future energy transition,” Cervilla said.
X1 Wind is a floating wind technology developer based in Barcelona, Spain. The company’s mission is to provide scalable solutions that deliver clean, affordable energy while reducing carbon emissions across the globe.
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