The wind is changing and we are changing with it.
Morwind was incorporated in 2020 as a regionally-focused developer operating across the SW Seas:
A South-West based developer driven by a commitment to accelerate decarbonisation through floating offshore wind energy.
In delivering floating offshore wind energy in South West Seas we aim to create and secure long term value and regional advantages for our local communities, environment and economy establishing the UK’s position as a frontrunner in deployment and innovation.
We embrace marine stewardship and are guided by the ambition to maximise local, regional and national benefits from the sustainable development of our natural resources.
Is innovating through connecting and collaborating with our stakeholders to unlock the potential of relationships that will promote innovation, efficiencies and social impact. We favour partnership-based development to capture lessons learned from previous offshore experience, facilitate innovation and build on existing regional expertise in the sector.
- Embedded within the offshore wind sector in the UK and overseas
- Initiated and co-developed R1, R2 and R3 projects within the UK
- Provided consenting support to over 35 GW of offshore wind around the world
- Delivered marine resource, energy and infrastructure management and development in UK waters for over 30 years
Deep rooted UK knowledge
- In-depth knowledge of the UK marine environment, consenting and development sectors
- Strong relationships with key stakeholders, legal and technical resources
- Longstanding relationships in the SW region – communities; offshore businesses; universities; public sector
the morwind team
Over 150 years combined of marine renewable energy, infrastruture and natural resource development experience.
Ben leads Morwind. He has a wealth of experience with over 22 years offshore and renewable energy experience, supporting projects for major developers across the sector in all UK leasing rounds, throughout the development lifecycle. Ben provides oversight and project definition with particular focus on techical and engineering development.
Peter has been at the forefront of the offshore wind power industry since the first proposals in UK waters more than 25 years ago. Throughout this time he has been involved with major developments including London Array and is particularly focussed on site selection, grid, technology and infrastructure development.
Steve has a background in EIA, marine planning and consenting with 30 years’ experience and has been involved in UK offshore wind for 20 years. Drawing upon his consultancy experience, as a project developer Steve leads site selection and development, risk appraisal, bid development and consenting including statutory stakeholder engagement. Steve works closely with Tim.
Ian has been leading sea bed natural resource management and infrastructure development for over 3 decades, most recently with The Crown Estate. Ian oversees relationships, ESG and provides expert input on the sea bed and physical environment.
Michael is a chartered accountant with a background in international development and decades of experience in renewable energy. Michael has a commercial focus around agreements, risk, budget & programme control and also has extensive experience of grid and offshore wind development issues.
Tim is an experienced EIA renewable and marine development specialist who has focused on UK offshore wind since the early 2000’s. Having spent 30 years as a consultant, as a project developer Tim brings this experience to the team, providing strategic leadership on development consenting, EIA, environmental survey and stakeholder engagement (regulator and SNCB).
We strive to encourage collaboration between private and public sectors to remove barriers, develop key infrastructure and optimise the expansion of the local and UK supply chain.
At Morwind we take a partnership-based development approach to facilitate innovation and diversity in thinking.
Our goal is to develop a pipeline of commercial, large-scale Floating offshore wind projects in the UK EEZ with initial focus on the South West peninsula.
We take a responsible risk-based approach to development activities and investment
The South West seas offer some of the largest and least constrained wind resource areas in the UK, with clear potential for projects south, west and north around the SW Peninsula.
The big idea
Floating offshore wind represents the next step in realising the benefits renewable energy can deliver Regionally, Nationally and Internationally, securing achievement of our Net Zero goals.
Benefits for the future
We are proud to be championing the potential benefits that can be delivered to the local and UK supply chain, to local and regional communities and in ensuring energy sustainability for future generations.
Maximising the economic, social and environmental impacts and benefits for the South-West
Floating offshore wind is identified across the SW as a key pillar for growth as part of local industrial clusters
Achieving Net Zero by 2050 requires the SW to optimise the exploitation of its abundant natural capital and reinvigorate its industrial heritage and pioneering culture
Academic and Research Excellence
The SW hosts a community of world class business and research assets in marine renewables and marine autonomy
Catalysing Innovation in the South West
Working with a range of sectors and partners across the region driving new development, jobs and growth to increase prosperity, social impact and community benefits