Laura Evertsen is a Director based in RCG’s office in Taipei, Taiwan. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, centred mostly on renewable energy. She has led multifaceted teams to deliver large infrastructure projects, from conception through to operation, and has particular experience in divestment, business strategy and transformation.
Mrs Evertsen has broad experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale projects. Whilst she has experience across all stages of the project lifecycle, her most extensive experience in project delivery is in site identification and conceptual design, site selection and acquisition, EIA and consent award, and project initiation and permitting.
Prior to joining RCG, Mrs Evertsen held senior roles within a major multi-national energy utility, including serving as Head of Renewables. Her experience includes driving the company’s entry into renewable energy and offshore wind, with her early involvement in influencing market policy and offshore regulation helping to set the corporate strategy. Under Mrs Evertsen’s tenure the company owned and operated what was then the United Kingdom’s largest offshore wind farm, consented a large-scale offshore wind farm despite significant environmental challenges, secured the exclusive development rights for a large development zone, and become the first owner/operator to deliver a multi-contract operating strategy for an out-of-warranty offshore wind farm. Mrs Evertsen held a number of commercial and development roles within the organisation. She has broad experience of many project financing, joint venture and divestment deals. This includes the disposal of an entire offshore wind portfolio.
Mrs Evertsen is a qualified geographer. She has supplemented this with training in project management, leadership , and health and safety disciplines.
- Offshore wind site award
- Led the team that compiled and submitted a comprehensive bid document, and was an important member of the negotiation team that secured exclusive development rights to 4.2 GW offshore wind against strong competition of joint venture developers.
- Offshore wind development consent
- Persisted to consent a 580 MW offshore wind farm against strong external, and growing internal, challenge. The consented project was later sold to another developer for £50 million.
- Offshore wind operating strategy
- Negotiated and delivered the first in-house multi-contract end-of-warranty operating strategy and sought buy-in from 17 project lenders for the recommended end-of-warranty strategy.