The Energi Coast crew is growing

Caroline Lofthouse has been involved with the offshore wind cluster through her positions at NOF since 2011.

Caroline Lofthouse has been named cluster manager for Energi Coast, the offshore wind cluster in North East England.

Lofthouse has been involved with the cluster from its inception in 2011 through her job at NOF, the business development organization that oversees Energi Coast operations.

She will work closely with Energi Coast chair Tony Quinn and the cluster organizations to carry out the strategy to promote North East England’s supply chain strengths, boost innovation and skills development, and help the area attract inward investment.

Caroline has more than ten years of expertise in the energy sector, including business development, event management, marketing, and commercial experience.

As a result, she was promoted to NOF’s head of commercial and partnerships, a post she will continue to occupy in addition to her new position at Energi Coast.

Lofthouse fills the newly established post after Joanne Leng stepped down as Energi Coast’s deputy chair after being named the new chief executive of NOF, effective January 1, 2022.

Wind farm developers such as Equinor, SSE, and RWE, tier one contractors such as GE Renewable Energy and Van Oord, universities, subsea engineering specialists, training providers, manufacturers, and fabricators, as well as the region’s six ports and two Local Enterprise Partnerships, now make up the North East England offshore wind cluster.

“This is an exciting time to be involved in offshore wind, particularly in North East England, which is becoming a focal point for activity in the sector, especially with the development of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, and has a role to play in the advancement of floating offshore wind innovations,” Lofthouse said.

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