When starting his career, Portuguese engineer Jorge was determined to learn from the best so that one day he would be able to apply his technical skillset to drive sustainable energy solutions forward. Now he works with technical development of floating wind solutions.
How has your career developed?
I work in the floater products team, which traditionally has developed mostly, but not only, oil and gas projects. We are also working with projects like offshore fish farms and floating bridges. My ambition has been to grow a skillset that I could apply to the development of clean renewables, and in 2018 I started working almost exclusively on offshore floating wind.
What do you like the most about working with sustainable energy solutions?
Offshore wind is growing to represent a considerable share of the energy mix in the near future and Aker Solutions is helping to accelerate this growth. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment.
How is oil and gas expertise an advantage in the offshore wind market?
Our immense knowledge and proven track record within offshore engineering is invaluable. Mixed with people from the wind industry and lots of fresh talent, we have the right combination of experience and agility to implement true deployment and industrialization of offshore floating wind.