Re-thinking offshore wind

Lisarb Offshore is evolving Lisarb Energy’s track record of financing and developing large-scale solar infrastructure to address global wind markets.

Offshore wind capacity is forecast to reach 270 GW by 2030. It’s a USD $20 billion annual market, growing at 15% per year.

While fixed-bottom offshore wind infrastructure will continue to dominate in many territories, floating offshore wind is an exciting new opportunity to unlock the potential of windier, deeper water and more remote sites. This technology inflection is unleashing a raft of new ideas. Lisarb Offshore aims to drive innovation in new markets for fixed and floating projects.

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Innovating sustainable, bankable offshore wind solutions

Our strategy is to drive costs down and value up – through expert planning and analysis, technology innovation and supply chain agility.

Our partnership model is a delivery-oriented blueprint to support a country’s capabilities and better manage cost and risk. We can apply this blueprint to emerging fixed and floating offshore markets to nurture indigenous supply chains, deliver revenue for regional economies, and meet the net zero agenda – locally and globally.

World-class expertise

The Lisarb Offshore team includes world-leading technical and commercial expertise in fixed and floating offshore wind and associated technologies, including ocean energy and green hydrogen.

Our multi-disciplinary team has many decades of experience; having worked on major UK and international infrastructure projects, including more than 30 offshore wind farms – totalling more than 32GW – and large scale tidal lagoons. The team’s expertise spans all phases of a project’s lifecycle; from site selection, through development, construction and operation, as well as hands on experience acquiring/divesting offshore wind projects, preparing successful competitive lease bids, and securing long term Power Purchase Agreements.

Meet the team

Ian Stout

Managing Director, Lisarb Offshore

Ian Stout

Ian has worked for 25 years in the clean energy and renewable sectors with extensive experience in delivering major projects. Before joining Lisarb, Ian was managing director at Prosperity Energy, a renewable energy developer. In addition, Ian has held positions as UK MD of Seawind Ocean Technology, a manufacturer of integrated floating wind turbine and green hydrogen systems as well as Vice President of Strategy & Development at Wood Group, a multinational engineering and consultancy business.

Ian’s experience spans across the project lifecycle from stakeholder engagement, tailoring a solution to win work to programme delivery and operations. He is highly experienced in the complex public and private auction processes and has a high rate of success.

Jamie MacDonald-Murray

Chairman, Lisarb Global & Lisarb Offshore

Jamie MacDonald-Murray

Jamie is the co-founder of Lisarb Energy and has been central to its success in building their portfolio of 4.6 GW of solar and wind projects in Brazil and Portugal. He has lived and worked in Brazil for the past 20 years which has provided him with a deep understanding of the country’s energy sector and enabled him to develop relationships with key stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle.

Jamie has utilised his strong relationships to enable Lisarb to successfully enter into PPAs for 240 MW of solar projects and to enter into negotiations for PPAs for a further c2GW of solar projects in Brazil and Portugal.

Wayne Page

COO, Lisarb Global & Executive Director, Lisarb Offshore

Wayne Page

Wayne has spent thirty years in the finance sector and in his previous role as the Managing Partner, he built a tax advisory business for a top ten accountancy firm. He has advised high-profile business clients both in the UK and internationally, personally and professionally. He holds a number of professional qualifications including MLIA (Dip), MIFP, FPC and IIA.

Ioan Jenkins

Executive Business Growth Director, Lisarb Offshore

Ioan Jenkins

Ioan began his career in opencast mining. He has held CEO and other senior executive positions for over 30 years including acting as Development Director for Tidal Lagoon Power, the developers of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. He was instrumental in securing the DCO for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon; leading on the development of a UK supply chain and all stakeholder engagement including political lobbying and media representation.

Ioan is exceptionally well-connected and has recently been appointed as Chair of the UK Tidal Range Alliance.

David Garner

Development Director, Lisarb Offshore

David Garner

David is a renewable energy professional with 20 years of experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams on marine projects. He has strong expertise in developing Offshore wind projects, having worked on more than 20 offshore wind farm projects, across every phase of a project’s lifecycle; from site selection, development, construction, and operation.

David is also chair of a Community Energy group, and a board member of a Sustainable Energy Co-op.

Steven Barras

Executive Technical and Engineering Director, Lisarb Offshore

Steven Barras

As the CTO for Principle Power, a leading global floating offshore wind provider, Steven has overseen projects in multiple countries (i.e., Portugal, Malta and the UK) delivering 80MW of operational capacity and inputted into over 10GW of early phase developments globally. Previous senior positions at Bureau Veritas, McDermott and TechnipFMC has seen Steven input and/or oversee the delivery of all types of floating assets, managing the engineering and project teams of multi-$bn developments. Steven holds three patents in offshore floating technology.

Keith Daly

Commercial Director, Lisarb Offshore

Keith Daly

Keith has a wealth of project-based expertise utilising FIDIC, NEC, bespoke forms of contract and has advised multi-national clients on their bid strategy, competitive auction processes, contract management, adjudication, arbitration and dispute avoidance matters in the renewable energy sector.

Keith was instrumental in the formation of Quantum Energy and its philosophy to support global energy policies in the renewable energy sector, specifically the global offshore and floating wind markets.

Jane Arkell

PMO Director, Lisarb Offshore

Jane Arkell

Jane has 20 years of experience in PMO with a strong emphasis on Project Planning and Controls, spreading across multiple industries such as renewable energy, utilities, nuclear, and pharmaceuticals. Over the last 11 years, she has successfully delivered major projects such as London Array, Walney Extension, Gwynt-y -Mor and the Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarms, working with clients such as Siemens, Orsted, and Copenhagen Offshore Partners across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Maf Smith

Regulatory Director, Lisarb Offshore

Maf Smith

Maf has strong experience in the development of options for complex renewable energy projects, including the development of supply chains that will adhere to local and national policy.

Maf was previously Deputy CEO of RenewablesUK and CEO of Scottish Renewables.

Maf supported DECC in the delivery of the CfD and Electricity Market Reform, and when at RenewableUK, led sector engagement and lobbying on its implementation.

Maf is currently Vice Chair of the Global Wind Energy Council’s Floating Offshore Wind Taskforce and a specialist Advisor to the UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee.

Caio Duarte

CFO, Lisarb Global & Lisarb Offshore

Caio Duarte

Caio has over 20 years experience in financial structuring and projects for companies in the energy, real estate, aviation, industry, transport, engineering and payment methods sectors.

During this period, Caio worked in the management of cash flow, issuance of debt securities, investment portfolio management, structuring of guarantees, relationships with external auditors, controllership, investor relations, fundraising, negotiations with financial institutions, debt management and restructuring, forecasting, accounts payable and receivable, budgets, personnel department, cost analysis, pricing, IT, investment analysis and ERP implementation.