Norwegian company Cloudberry Clean Energy has hired Charlotte Bergqvist to head its new offshore wind business.
The new business area is dedicated to pursuing investment and development opportunities within shallow water wind energy in the Nordics, the company said.
Bergqvist is chief executive of Cloudberry Offshore Wind, joining the company immediately and expected to be fully operational in the new role by 1 January 2022 at the latest.
She has extensive renewable energy business experience from utilities, grid owners and renewable energy companies, such as WPD Offshore and Svenska Kraftnat, the Swedish transmission system operator.
Cloudberry Clean Energy CEO Anders Lenborg said: “Cloudberry is determined to become a substantial developer of shallow water wind.
“We have an ambition to develop 2.5GW offshore wind in the Baltic Sea by 2030.
“We are growing our organisation and stepping up by expanding the development team in new business unit, Cloudberry Offshore Wind.”
Bergqvist’s main focus will be developing the 100MW Stenkalles Grund project in Lake Vanern in Sweden to a final investment decision, as well as further development of Cloudberry’s offshore wind portfolio in the Baltic Sea where the company has a diversified portfolio of both shallow water and conventional offshore wind projects.
Lenborg added: “We are very happy to have Charlotte on board. She has great experience within renewable energy projects and offshore wind developments.
“Having Charlotte on board will boost the development of Stenkalles Grund, and position Cloudberry at the forefront of shallow water wind energy in the Nordics.
“She is also a very dedicated person who has held position with several associations, such as the Swedish Wind Energy Association.
“She was also one of the founders of Kraftkvinnorna, an organisation established with the aim of promoting female role models in the Swedish power industry.”
Bergqvist said: “I look forward to joining the Cloudberry team and contributing to the company’s success.
“I find it extremely rewarding also on a personal level to be part of projects that has the ultimate goal of electrification of society through new renewable energy development in a sustainable way.”