Speaker Details

Jose Miguel Moreira Pinheiro

Project Director WindFloat Atlantic Project

Portuguese, 37 years old.

Education:
Environmental Engineering from UCP and Post-graduation in Mechanical Engineering (renewable energies) from FEUP.

Recent relevant experience:
Started in 2007 working for wind turbine supplier VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS and went through several functions and geographies throughout 3,5 years, namely:
. Technical Support Engineer for O&M department in Spain, focusing in mechanical issues;
. Junior Project Manager for the O&M department in Denmark (Offshore business unit), assiting in special maintenance projects in the north sea;
. Project Manager for the Construction department in Brazil, supporting the first sales and implementing the first wind farms in that region;
In 2011 moved to EDPR, based in Madrid:
Firstly, as Senior Technical Support Engineer providing support to O&M, Construction and also Business Initiatives
And afterwards as Head of O&M for EDPR’s Global Technical Direction, bridging the 2 main operational platforms (EU and NA), helping to improve processes and best practices across the 2 units.
Then, moved to the Scotland in 2013 and supported the development of what is today known as Moray West Offshore Wind Farm, first as Head of Wind Turbines and Substructures and later as Project Technical Coordinator.

And finally, more recently, since April 2017 been invited to head the WindFloat Atlantic Project as Project Director.


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The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 820482.