Gavin established Green Cat Renewables in December 2004 following over a decade of experience in the renewables industry developing wind, small scale hydro and solar projects. From a background of electrical engineering and with a PhD in wind turbine generator design, his broad base of expertise includes project feasibility assessment and optimisation, project management, construction management, commercial risk assessment, environmental assessment, resource assessment, grid connection negotiation and design. In the last 12+ years as director of Green Cat, Gavin has overseen the delivery of over 800MW of renewables projects.
Thomas joined Green Cat’s Canadian team in 2018 as the lead civil engineer. Thomas graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Civil Engineering (Distinction) and a BA in Economics (Distinction). He has over five years of project engineering and project management experience in renewable energy after working with TransAlta’s wind energy department. He has a variety of renewable project experience, focusing on construction, operations, risk assessment, structural foundation remediation, greenfield development and due diligence reviews. Prior to working in renewables, Thomas spent time working in the construction industry in the southeastern United States as well as the agriculture and outfitting industries in his home province of Saskatchewan.
Gavin is an experienced Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager who is currently responsible for the management and delivery of several wind farm projects in their construction phase. Gavin manages all aspects of the construction process: discharging planning conditions, developing Construction Method Statements and Route Access Reports, co-ordinating tender processes, developing Construction Phase Plans, Construction Specifications, Invitations to Tender and Bills of Quantities. On site he has direct experience of overseeing the co-ordination of the various construction elements including roads, hardstanding and foundation construction and overseeing the delivery and erection of the turbines. A key aspect of his role is to liaise and manage challenges as they arise within a tight schedule and with multiple stakeholders involved in the project.
Louise leads the Engineering Department within Green Cat. With a BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering Louise has built up a broad range of experience within Green Cat Renewables since 2009 relating to all aspects of renewable energy projects. Louise has successfully delivered both wind and hydro projects, taking schemes from feasibility, through obtaining necessary consents, tender of works, procurement of all components and services required, to construction and completion. As Department Manager Louise oversees project programmes, finances and resources; her experience and past success demonstrates her knowledge and ability to ensure that any issues that arise as projects develop are efficiently resolved, and that projects progresses to completion on time and on budget.
Graham graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BEng (Hons) in Energy and Environmental Engineering, and joined Green Cat in 2009. He currently leads the Planning and Environmental Team at Green Cat Renewables, overseeing the delivery of all the conceptual studies, feasibility assessments, site designs and Environmental Impact Assessments, condition discharge and financial close. This role requires him to liaise with a variety of people from farmers, developers, lenders, communities, sub-contractors, regulatory bodies, statutory consultees and local planning authorities on a daily basis, often seeking to overcome potentially contentious issues in an effective manner. He has substantial project management experience having successfully gained planning consent for over 58MW of renewable energy projects from commercial scale onshore wind developments to one of Scotland’s largest consented ground mounted Solar PV sites.
Cameron is the Technical Director of Green Cat and leads the Technical and Environmental Services Department. He has an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology and 12 years of experience in the renewables industry. Cameron has a thorough and in-depth understanding of the technical, environmental and social issues associated with commercial wind development, having provided technical support for over 200 wind projects at all stages of project development from initial feasibility to post construction encompassing consenting, resource assessment, due diligence and operational asset management. Cameron also specialises in noise assessment of pre-planning and constructed sites. Additionally, he has built up considerable experience of solar energy projects over the last 5 years, having supported planning, resource assessment and due diligence activities.
Merlin is a Senior Noise Consultant with an MSc in Renewable Energy and a Diploma in Acoustics from the Institute of Acoustics. Responsible for the management of noise equipment, planning and execution of noise measurement fieldwork, development of data validation and analysis tools, data analysis, reporting and peer review. He has extensive experience in the production of ETSU-R-97 noise impact assessments for wind turbine projects ranging from single 100kW turbines through to multi-megawatt wind farms and industrial noise following BS4142. He has conducted more than fifty post-completion assessments for wind projects throughout Scotland and England. Has experience of several sound power measurements and tonal analysis assessments following IEC 61400-11:2012 (Wind turbines – Part 11: Acoustic noise measurement techniques). Merlin also sits on the shadow sub-committee to MT 11, the British Standards Institute body that reviews amendments to, and discusses the development of, IEC 61400-11 and is an expert in the measurement and rating of amplitude modulation in turbine noise.
Calum started working with Green Cat during 2011 after completing a BEng (Hons) in Energy and Environmental Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University, and is now working out of Green Cat’s Canada office as a Senior Project Manager. During his 7+ years with the company Calum has had extensive exposure to renewable energy projects, and has built up experience working with all stages of project delivery through feasibility, planning and permitting, technical procurement, due diligence and construction/contract management. Latterly, prior to his move to Canada, Calum was working with the civil construction business in the UK, where his primary focus was on tendering, programming, contract and resource management.
Alasdair is a qualified town planner and urban designer, holding a BA (Hons) in Environmental Planning and an MA in Urban Design, with over 10 years of experience in completing Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments; and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments, particularly specialising in wind energy developments. Alasdair has experience in taking a project right from initial site selection, through to project design and assessment. He has a wealth of experience in every aspect of completing an LVIA, including site selection, viewpoint selection and photography, graphics and written assessment. Within his ten years of experience, he has undertaken a number of large-scale wind projects as well as landscape capacity work for local authorities. He is comfortable in attending both client meetings, design workshops and consultation with relevant organisations, in order to understand the specific scope of each project he undertakes. He also has experience in landscape design, including master planning, planting plans and Landscape Clerk of Works
Najee graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Energy Sciences and focused his studies on renewable energy and sustainability. Najee has always had a keen interest in clean energy and finding alternative means to our current energy needs. Najee’s capstone project focused on ways to reduce carbon emissions from single detached homes in Alberta by up to 95%. Najee joined Green Cat in February 2018, assisting in the technical and environmental assessments relevant to renewable energy development. Najee’s body of work encompasses constraints mapping, noise impact assessments, glare studies, due diligence and permitting.