Short Background

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.

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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 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 Harper
Managing Director

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.

SCOTT HARPER | Managing Director
MARC MURRAY | PROJECTS DIRECTOR

Marc Murray
Projects Director

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.

Turbine

(2015)

6.2 MW TURBINE

2B ENERGY INNOVATIVE TURBINE “CLEAN SHEET” DESIGN

Full Jacket

(2014 - 2015)

Full Jacket Tower

FIRST FULL-SIZE JACKET TOWER AND FOUNDATION DESIGN AND BUILD

Oyster

(2010 - 2015)

Aquamarine

DEVELOPMENT/BUILD INCLUDING TESTING OF OYSTER FIRST DEMOS AND OYSTER 800

Hydrogen Office

(2007)

THE HYDROGEN OFFICE

FACILITY WITH HYDROGEN AND 750KW WIND TURBINE IN FIFE, SCOTLAND

Fife Energy Park

(2005 - 2008)

 Fife Energy Park

CREATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL ZONE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN FIFE, SCOTLAND

Beatrice Wind Farm

(2005)

 Beatrice Project

2x 5MW DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ON FIRST JACKET FOUNDATIONS, SCOTLAND

Research Station

(2003)

UTGRUNDEN STATION

REBUILD OF LIGHTHOUSE TO A RESEARCH STATION IN SWEDEN

Sash System

(2002)

Sash System

DESIGNED, TESTED AND CERTIFIED NEW SHIP MOORING SYSTEM

Middelgrunden

(2001)

Middlegrunden

21x 2MW TURBINES – FOUNDATION DESIGN IN COPENHAGEN HARBOUR

Utgrunden project

(2000)

UTGRUNDEN Project

7x 1.5MW PROJECT DESIGNED AND BUILT IN KARLMARSAND, SWEDEN

California Wind Farm

(1991 - 1996)

Swanmill 1 & 2

MULTIPLE WIND FARMS MANAGEMENT IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Nogersund windturbine

(1989)

Nogersund

1x 220KW - THE FIRST OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE IN THE WORLD BUILT IN SWEDEN