Ørsted Offshore North America names new COO
Ørsted has named Troy
Patton as COO of its Offshore North American region. Patton fills the position
that was vacated when David Hardy was named CEO in October 2020.
Patton joins Ørsted from his position as COO of Northland Power. At Northland
Power, he was responsible for managing risk and revenue for all operating
assets, held responsibility for all gas supply and electricity offtake,
worked closely with the Development and M&A functions, as well as building
partnerships within projects and governance.
“Troy is a fantastic hire for our organization as offshore wind continues
to grow exponentially in the U.S.,” said David Hardy, CEO of Ørsted
Offshore North America. “His experience and expertise will help as
we accelerate the development of our offshore wind projects.”
Patton will be based out of Ørsted’s Boston office.
“I’m excited to join Ørsted as it continues its market leading position
in the U.S.” said Troy Patton, COO of Ørsted Offshore North America.
“As our projects proceed further I’m looking forward to overcoming
the challenges ahead and to getting steel into the water.”
Ørsted is one of the world's biggest operators of offshore wind farms and
aims to have installed a total offshore wind capacity of 15 GW worldwide
by 2025. In
the U.S., Ørsted has been awarded the rights to build offshore wind farms
to serve the markets of Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, and
Connecticut. These wind farms will have a combined capacity of approximately
2.9 GW, with commissioning to begin by 2024.