Gordon Ronaldson Appointed as Kenera Senior Vice President

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Ronaldson to the position of Kenera Senior Vice President.

Following a career as a Royal Navy officer, Gordon has gained two decades of experience across both operator and service-side companies in the energy industry. His experience involves operational roles both onshore and offshore across Europe and Asia with Royal Dutch Shell, rising to become the Regional Production Manager for Shell’s Asia Pacific business. At Talisman Energy, he was the Production Director for the UK, and Chief Operating Officer for Global Energy Group. Gordon led Wood’s business in the strategically important Russia/Caspian, Saudi Arabia and wider Gulf regions before taking on the role of CEO at Score Group Limited.

In addition to being an energy industry professional, Gordon has also been involved in a number of industrial sectors including water, wind, solar, nuclear, aerospace, defence and the broader energy transition. He was awarded an MBE in 2001 for services to Great Britain and is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist.

KCA Deutag Chief Executive Joseph Elkhoury welcomed the appointment, saying “Since its launch, Kenera has made solid progress in both the traditional oilfield and the renewables markets – from expanding our geographical footprint in the Middle East to developing innovative electrification, battery storage and wind solutions. As SVP of Kenera, Gordon will help us build upon this early success, by leading, shaping and expanding the Kenera business offerings.”

Gordon will take up his post on Monday 1 August 2022.

Kenera signs licensing agreement to expand wind energy manufacturing business

Just three months since its launch, Kenera has signed a licensing agreement with wind-industry engineering specialist, windwise to manufacture wind turbines across Europe and Asia.

The agreement will see Kenera's Germany-based technology provider, Bentec work in partnership with windwise to build turbines using its unique maxcap technology.

Kenera is a new business unit within leading drilling, engineering and technology company KCA Deutag. It expands the group's offering in hydrocarbon and energy transition markets and consolidates the skills, competencies and experience of the existing KCA Deutag group with those of Bentec and RDS – its UK-based engineering and design specialist. Kenera has three dedicated segments covering innovative services, technology & engineering and manufacturing and is expected to be fully operational in Q4 2021.

Thorsten Dirks, Vice President of Kenera manufacturing and Managing Director of Bentec commented: "This agreement is an important milestone in Kenera's development, supporting us in creating innovative technological solutions and allowing us to play an active role in the energy transition. Combining more than 130 years of industry-leading expertise across our group with successful partnerships, collaborative working and a customer-centric approach, is key to delivering our strategic growth aspirations in the renewable energy space and creating value for our stakeholders. We look forward to a successful, long-term working relationship with windwise."

Benno Sandmann, joint Managing Director of windwise added: "This agreement marks the next chapter for windwise, following the development of maxcap technology. We are delighted to work in partnership with the Kenera business and excited for the opportunities this presents."

KCA Deutag launches new business unit to drive growth and embrace energy transition market opportunities

KCA Deutag, one of the world’s leading drilling, engineering and technology contractors, has announced the creation of a new business unit which will expand its offering in both the hydrocarbons and energy transition markets. The new business unit, Kenera, will consolidate and leverage the skills, competencies and experience of the existing Group with the Bentec and RDS businesses to create scale and allow the development of additional technologies and services.

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