CIERCO is an independent renewable energy project development company established in 2001 with a simple goal - to engage in the field of offshore wind power and drive technologies and projects to reach competitive cost with conventional power.
In CIERCO today, we achieve this by delivering, installing and operating projects from first offshore demonstrator deployments through to larger pre-commercial and commercial arrays. Our ambition is to generate value for our customers by delivering balanced sustainable projects that don’t compromise the environment and provides a clean power contribution to the future energy mix.
The Main Team
CIERCO is a private US Corporation, founded by Mikael Jakobsson. With offices in Aberdour, Scotland and Palm Springs, California, the company drives project and technology efforts forward with a strong focus on floating offshore wind. CIERCO and its competent team prides itself on being able to develop a project from start to finish; identifying the best innovative technologies for site requirements to maximize economic benefits.
Through our team, we have a wide international network, allowing us to resource ourselves to meet project needs and challenges. We can provide a broad range of offshore wind management activities; including:
- Raising Capital and Finance
- Resource assessment and analysis to determine potential sites with appropriate resource
- Detailed constraints mapping and surveying to select the best sites
- Consenting sites (including Environmental Impact Assessment)
- Designing, testing and developing the offshore wind technology
- Managing the installation program for offshore wind technologies (including onshore infrastructure as well as offshore installation)
- Operation and maintenance of the Offshore Wind Developments
- Development and implementation of Decommissioning Programs
Mikael Jakobsson Founder and Chairman
Mikael founded CIERCO Corporation in 2001. With 33 years in the wind sector he has held several commercial and senior management roles in technology and projects (Wind World, BTM, Enron, EDF/Airicole and 2B Energy). Engagement in offshore wind started with first offshore wind turbine in 1989, and has included several key projects since.
Scott brings 20 years of wide-ranging experience from project development, finance and undertaking strategic projects developing markets. Over the last 10 years, Scott has been engaged in the offshore wind sector managing technology innovation and project development.
With a 20 year track record in managing complex multi-stage energy projects, Marc brings wide-ranging experience of project development in the nuclear, wave energy and offshore wind fields. Marc is responsible for the project development activities within the company.
Anish John Paul
SR Structural Engineer
Anish brings extensive technical engineering knowledge to CIERCO; having a background in turbine/substructure modeling and tower/foundation designs, Anish has also developed independently certified new methodologies and models for the design of jacket structures.
EXAMPLES OF PAST PROJECTS FROM
THE TEAM EXPERIENCES BASE
Below are a few projects that team members have been involved in the past. Reaching back to the very first offshore wind turbine back in 1989, our past project experiences enable and inform our forward strategy.