Irish Hydrokinetic turbine developer GKinetic Energy has appointed Fergus Brady to their board as ‘Projects & Partnerships Development Advisor’.
Fergus brings 34 years of senior leadership and project management experience with previous roles including ‘General Manager of GE Hydro Europe’ and a range of Project Management roles at Alstom. Fergus has led numerous successful large scale energy projects, mainly across Asia Pacific and Europe with key strengths including Sales, Tendering and Project Execution and Management.
Passionate about doing his bit in the fight against the climate crisis, and eager to put his knowledge and experience to good use assisting an ambitious SME with a new innovation and commercialisation challenge, Fergus has joined the GKinetic board at a crucial time for the company as they finalise their first commercial contracts and initial orders.
COO and Co-Founder at GKinetic, Roisin Mc Cormack had the following to say about the new addition: “Having Fergus join us at this key time has been a huge boost for our team. Our main focus and work right now is on finalising commercial partnerships, projects and sales contracts and Fergus’ experience really lends itself to that. It’s a lovely balance as Fergus’ extensive commercial experience in large scale projects meets this new challenge of rolling out a ‘small but mighty’ free-flow turbine. There’s a lot to figure out and I like to think that we’re all having a bit of fun trying to figure it out together! We are thrilled to have someone of Fergus’ calibre supporting our mission and have already found his advice to be really valuable, actionable and direct which we like!”
Fergus Brady had the following comment: “I’m really happy to be joining the GKinetic team. I’m excited by the potential of their product to bring renewable energy to a wide and diverse range of customers throughout the world. In my view, the technology provides a standardised solution in a field which often suffers from the need for customisation. This can be a big advantage for GKinetic and simplifies the route to ever increasing volume. Looking forward to an enjoyable and successful future”
Earlier this year GKinetic announced their first commercial partnership with Japanese pump manufacturer ‘Torishima’ and are now finalising negotiations with a number of other commercial partners. They also recently held an exclusive company demonstration day with a live demonstration of one of their units generating clean, predictable energy in a smart cities application (see the video HERE).
If you are interested in partnering or collaboration or think you may have a potential pilot project or site, reach out to GKinetic through their website www.gkinetic.com.