Delivering 70% renewables by 2030: Using experienced teams for the green revolution

November 16, 2020

Ireland has an ambitious target of 70% of renewable energy by 2030 and just nine years to do it. The number of planned projects in this sector is increasing every year, but are there enough technical skills in Ireland to deliver on this ambitious target?

Join us for a topical webinar in which we look at the development of the renewable energy sector in Ireland. We will be discussing some of the experience that RSK companies have in energy projects in Ireland and across the UK and the services that we can bring to your green technology projects.

“Challenging but achievable carbon reduction targets have accelerated Ireland’s green revolution,” says Michael Kerr, Business Development Manager, RSK Ireland. “The key to meeting the targets is not just new energy projects; it is also about maximising the output from the existing energy infrastructure, which requires maintenance and environmental monitoring, compliance to ensure that these assets remain operational and, where possible, extending their life spans. With the combined skills of all the RSK companies, we believe we have the knowledge and practical experience to assist the Irish energy sector and deliver the innovative solutions to meet the carbon challenge.”


Michael Kerr, Business Development Manager, RSK Ireland

Michael is a Chartered Marketer with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of roles. After spending six years in the quarrying and recycling sectors in the USA and Australia, he returned to Ireland to work in a variety of roles, including equipment sales in the waste industry, as a transport and training consultant, and as a contract manager within the biomass and renewable energy sector. Michael is a business graduate with technical qualifications in environmental, transport and project management subjects.

Mark Dignam, Associate Director, Nicholas O Dwyer Consulting Engineers

Mark is a Chartered Structural Engineer with more than 24 years of experience in the structural design and management of civil and structural engineering projects. He has extensive experience in the analysis and design of structures, including finite element, dynamic and seismic analysis as part of major power and water infrastructure projects. Mark gained first-hand design experience as the lead civil designer at the Mountlucas and Brockana wind farms.

Nicola McGlynn, Renewables Director, CAN Renewables

Nicola has an extensive background in renewable energy and a passion to contribute to the future of clean energy. Formerly a wind energy director at MISTRAS and with more than 10 years of experience working in the wind energy supply chain alongside global equipment manufacturers and developers, Nicola leads the new CAN Renewables services division. The launch of CAN Renewables represents an exciting opportunity to support the renewable energy sector with turbine blade inspection and repair services and by overcoming operating and maintenance engineering challenges to deliver cost efficiencies.

Mike Kelly, Renewable Energy Director, RSK

Mike has more than 24 years of combined experience in consultancy and development. His technical experience includes project managing schemes ranging from site origination to feasibility and development across wind, solar photovoltaic and hydro. He also has experience of managing and completing environmental and social due diligence on behalf of sponsors and funders for compliance with EU and UK statutory requirements and Equator Principles Financial Institutions and World Bank performance requirements. From his former role as Vento Ludens’ development director, Mike has first-hand experience of development from site selection and land acquisition (option agreements) through to financial and resource appraisal, procurement, whole project viability assessment and project operations.

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