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Nicola McGlynn

Head of Renewable Energy Services

Head of Renewable Energy Services

Nicola McGlynn Head of Renewable Energy ServicesNicola McGlynn

Head of Renewable Energy Services

Tell us about yourself

Having worked in the Green Energy sector over a decade, I am committed to contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable world and what better way to do this than whilst at work! Unusually, my early career was not in engineering, I held commercial development roles with market-leading consumer brand companies in a client-centric industry. I moved into engineering working with technology lead asset integrity and developing company growth strategies with a focus on new sectors and market entry. This lead me to the wind sector and the wider renewable energies industry.

I hold a Fellowship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful businesses are built around people. Enthusiastic about people, I take ownership in assisting and mentoring individuals to support their development and help unlock their full potential.

Why did you choose to JOIN TÜV SÜD?

I joined TÜV SÜD for several reasons. TÜV SÜD provides the tools that allow entry into the renewable energy sector. The sector demands commitments from its supply chain including UK content, global footprint and the ability to transfer skills across industry sectors. Being able to demonstrate company sustainability and a path to net zero is also critical.

More importantly, I have a personal desire to collaborate with good people and have fun at work!

What are your main areas of expertise?

When working in an energy sector that is constantly reinventing and adapting to climate change, having a main area of expertise does not suffice. So, my knowledge covers renewable energy generation technologies, asset integrity, understanding the sector and adapting businesses models to enable transition. If adaptability and business strategy are expertise, I guess these would be mine.

What future trends do you see developing in your area of work?

The face of the UK Energy Sector is changing with the main driving factors being climate change and energy security. The latter caused by the war in Ukraine. Energy strategy is dictated by UK government policy and the global geopolitical climate. Powering up Britain sets out how the government will enhance our country’s energy security, seize the economic opportunities of the transition, and deliver on our net zero commitments.

The current UK combined on- and offshore wind generation capacity stands at 28GW. The 2030 growth target for offshore wind alone is to reach 50GW from today’s existing capacity of 14GW. Companies, such as TÜV SÜD, who can provide specialist services across the life cycle of a ‘wind’ project will be integral in enabling the industry to meet this target.

What does your role involve?

My role at TÜV SÜD will be to interpret the UK renewable energy strategy for growth in low-carbon technologies such as on- and offshore wind, solar PV, and heat source to develop and deliver a TÜV SÜD strategy in the UK that capitalises on our existing global services in these areas. These services will include project certification, inspection, owner’s engineer, and consultancy.

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