We aim to provide American communities with reliable, clean, green energy by developing a robust floating offshore wind industry in the U.S.
Potential for the U.S. offshore wind industry has soared as the country targets 30GW of offshore wind by 2030. This is the first ever U.S. national offshore wind target and sets the U.S. on a trajectory of 110GW by 2050.
We believe we can serve as an integral force driving the floating wind revolution in the U.S. and have set a goal of having more than 1GW of floating offshore wind in development here by 2030 using a primarily carbon-neutral-based supply chain.
We are committed to creating a sustainable, long-lasting industry that inspires a new generation of entrants in floating wind careers, respects the needs of local communities and other ocean users, and benefits local communities for decades to come.
Aker Offshore Wind in California:
Global Knowledge – Locally Focused
Through Redwood Offshore Wind (ROW), a 50/50 partnership between Aker Offshore Wind and Ocean Winds, we are leveraging Aker’s global heritage of successfully developing offshore energy projects to provide California communities with clean, reliable energy. ROW, in partnership with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), seeks to develop a flagship commercial scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Humboldt, Ca. with an initial capacity of 150MW.
In keeping with our community-centered approach, we launched an internship program with Humboldt State University, in which engineering students gain first-hand experience in floating wind. And since 2018, ROW, in partnership with RCEA, has consulted regularly with a diverse group of local stakeholders, including commercial fishermen, environmental organizations, local Tribes, labor representatives, and elected officials.
- World-class wind conditions
- Goal of 100% carbon-free electric supply by 2045
- 4.6 GW of floating wind to be built on Central and North Coasts
- State to create a roadmap for viable offshore wind
Over a Century of Combined Experience
We have assembled a seasoned team across the U.S. with decades of experience in offshore and renewable energies to help us meet our goal of partnering with local communities and delivering on a transparent development approach.
Jonah Margulis is responsible for all U.S. operations and is a member of Aker Offshore Wind’s executive management team. His primary responsibilities include the development of deepwater wind projects and portfolio development in the Americas, along with building and managing the local team. Mr. Margulis is based in Houston and has two decades of professional experience.
Michael Cullen is Project Development Counsel for Aker Offshore Wind’s operations in the Americas and Asia and has two decades of legal experience. He is based in Houston and has been with the Aker group of companies for 12 years.
Dan Jaynes leads the business development efforts for Aker Offshore Wind in the U.S out of Portland, Ore. Mr. Jaynes brings with him a combined 14 years of technical and commercial experience in the renewables industry.
Mike Olsen is helping to establish favorable policy and regulatory frameworks in emerging offshore wind markets in the U.S. Mr. Olsen’s 20 years of experience includes serving in the George W. Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of the Interior, and as Director of the Office of Native American and Insular Affairs for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources. He is based in the Washington D.C. area.
Torbjørn Prestegard leads the technical and development execution plans for offshore floating wind in the U.S. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer for RedCOW. He has worked with the broader Aker group of companies for nearly three decades. Mr. Prestegard is based in Houston.
Kamil Siddiqi is responsible for U.S. project development and engineering activities and has nearly a decade of experience. He also serves as a project engineer for RedCOW. Mr. Siddiqi is based in Houston.