CWP Renewables is a leading renewable energy developer, owner and asset manager with full project life-cycle expertise. Our team holds a wealth of experience in the renewable energy sector, accumulated through the successful delivery of projects in Europe and Australia.
We develop and own utility-scale renewable energy facilities incorporating wind, solar and storage technologies, oversee project delivery and commissioning, and provide long-term operational asset management services. Our unique approach to own and manage each project from inception through to full operation ensures genuine engagement with all stakeholders at every stage of development.
CWP Renewables has been developing projects in Australia since 2007. Key development activities are coordinated from our offices in Newcastle and Sydney, with asset management services delivered from Canberra.
Sapphire Wind Farm is part of the Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform, a portfolio of renewable energy investments owned by CWP Renewables and Partners Group. The Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform was established in May 2018 combining the resources of CWP Renewables and Partners Group to deliver 1.3GW of new renewable energy to the Australian market.
Sapphire Wind Farm is being constructed by a consortium of Vestas and Zenviron. Vestas will supply and install the wind turbines while Zenviron are undertaking the civil and electrical balance of the plant. TransGrid are building a substation adjacent to its 330kV transmission line.
Meet the Site Team
Malcolm has been involved with Heavy Construction over the past 38 years and involved in a range of activities from Electrical Project Management, Windfarm Civil Discipline Manager, Construction of Electrical Systems, Engineering Design, Team Supervision. Involved with Oil & Gas, Coal, Gas Fired, and Wind Power Generation, Aluminium Smelters, Coal Processing. This broad experience has involved management of staff and sub-contractors. Malcolm is currently Construction Superintendent based onsite with Sapphire Wind Farm supervising the day to day construction activities of contractors.
“I’ve worked in a few country areas and this seems like a great community it’s very welcoming”
Environmental Technical Adviser
Patric Millar is highly experienced environmental scientist who brings a well-rounded skillset to the CWP and the Sapphire Wind Farm project. He has worked in the NSW Public Sector and has run a successful environmental consulting business since 2008. Patric has a broad mixture of environmental, engineering, policy development and spatial data skills and is recognised by the NSW Government as an Environmental Representative for renewable energy projects. His key role on Sapphire Wind Farm is to manage the environmental compliance with the various State and Federal approval documentation.
“This is an opportunity to be actively involved in a cutting-edge project which has long term benefits for my community”
Facilities Manager – Operations
David is our newest addition to the team, he is responsible for the management and operation of the wind farm once construction is complete. David spent 15 years with Essential Energy as a substation technician in the New England and Mid North Coast regions of NSW. He followed this with the completion of an Electrical Engineering Degree. Over the past 5 years he has worked in WA on two of the largest global LNG projects for Chevron; the Barrow Island and Wheatstone projects. David lives locally to the wind farm and enjoys the rural lifestyle.
” I like the serenity of rural life its always good for the mind and soul. It’s great to be back living and working in the community that I grew up in”
Dave is a Mechanical Project Engineer specializing in Renewable Energy Project Management, with over 20 years’ experience in conventional energy and clean energy sectors. He is passionate about hybrid & innovative renewable energy projects and recently joined the Site Construction Management Team at Sapphire Wind Farm.
Dave has a successful track record as a hands-on Engineer working on unique projects in the field of Smart Grids, domestic and commercial wind turbines, PV systems, battery storage & back-up generation. His key role at SWF is Client-side Project Engineer, to Manage the Quality Assurance Program, including verification of wind turbine performance, approval of contractor deliverables specifically Manufacture Data Records (MDR’s), drawings, documents and project milestones.
” I love the Country life-style and look forward to promoting renewable energy throughout rural areas.”
Meet the Head Office Support Team
Head of Construction and Asset Management
Bill is responsible for all construction and asset management activities within the business. He has delivered into operation some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects over the past 20 years, including the Sunshine Energy Biomass Cogeneration project on the north coast of NSW, Woodside LNG upgrade, Gladstone LNG Project, and the BHP Rapid Growth projects. His knowledge of best practice, relationships and responsibilities across multi-disciplinary teams ensure an ability to deliver successful projects. Bill is a member with AIPM.
‘I enjoy delivering projects that benefit the larger community, especially renewable energy projects’
Head of Engineering and Construction
Adrian manages the engineering and contracting division of CWP, and is also the Project Director for the Sapphire Wind Farm. Adrian’s responsibilities include providing engineering support and establishment of major contracts for the construction and operations of renewable energy assets. Adrian has a passion for renewable energy having deliberately entered the industry at its infancy and now having been part of the renewable energy industry for over 25 years, including 12 years with CWP and Wind Prospect. In that time, Adrian has been involved in technology development, project development, engineering and technical support, project management as well as having been an active member of various industry associations. Adrian is based in CWP’s Canberra office.
‘This project has brought new challenges due to the size of the turbines being used, which keeps things exciting’
Derek has worked in the electrical industry since 1990, and has been building, operating and providing engineering support for wind farms throughout Asia Pacific since 2005. He is currently managing CWP’s operational wind farms and developing systems to bring Sapphire Wind Farm into operation in the NEM. When not working, he loves exploring on his mountain bike. Derek is based on the CWP Asset Management office in Canberra.
“It’s great working with a talented team, building a sustainable project, bringing benefits to the local area and beyond”
Project Engineer – Electrical
Tegan is an Engineer based in CWP’s Canberra office with over 7 years’ experience in the electrical industry. Tegan is responsible for engineering support during project financing, contract negotiation, construction, and operations. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering at the same time as her electrical apprenticeship and her trade experience has provided her with valuable practical knowledge related to all things electrical. Tegan has recently moved into the renewables sector, joining the team at CWP in 2017 as an Electrical Engineer with the aim to build her career in the electrical industry around her passion for renewables.
“I’m excited about being involved in the construction of the largest wind farm in NSW.”