Dailing Wu is an Associate in RCG’s Taipei office. She is supporting offshore wind project development, market intelligence and consulting. Miss Wu has a bachelor of political science and has a master’s degree in sociology, with a range of expertise in stakeholder engagement and market research & analysis from the perspective of environmental sociology.
Miss Wu joined RCG as an intern in early 2021 and won the full-time job in the same year. Prior to joining RCG, Miss Wu worked with local NGOs and city councilmen during her undergraduate years. This experience makes her sharpen her sense of politics and improve her communication skills with all levels.
Based on Miss Wu’s deep experience engaging with residents of rural area, she has spent years analysing gaps between policies and local demands. With her extensive knowledge of Taiwan’s environmental movement history and sense of politics, Miss Wu delivered critical insights and suggestions to clients those who want to root their businesses in Taiwan. Miss Wu also supported stakeholder management works in a world leading offshore wind developer’s projects in Taiwan.
Miss Wu is qualified in sociology and focuses on energy policy planning, and socioeconomic & environmental impacts of energy transition.
Katrine Black is a Principal with RCG in Glasgow. Katrine’s experience includes market analysis and the management and support of both onshore and offshore wind due diligence assignments for acquisition, and vendor and lenders technical due diligence.
Ms Black is an experienced renewable energy consultant with a focus in onshore and offshore wind due diligence. Project experience includes the operational and construction monitoring of onshore and offshore wind farms, technical due diligence report writing, contract reviews, construction schedule reviews and OpEx analysis. Ms Black is also experienced in insurance technical due diligence for onshore wind and solar projects.
Ms Black is experienced in construction accessibility modelling, including using real weather data to assess weather downtime allowances and the impact on construction installation sequences. She has assisted clients by providing comprehensive market studies to inform future inputs to financial models and risk analysis.
Prior to joining RCG, Ms Black was a team leader and senior consultant within a major international engineering consultancy. Her primary focus has been on projects in the UK and Ireland, mainland Europe, the US and Taiwan. Before that she was with an offshore hydrocarbon consultancy working on subsea engineering CAD.
Ms Black is a trained mechanical engineer, with post-graduate qualification in civil engineering and project management.
Charles Luh (Hung-Chien Luh) has been a Principal in RCG’s Taipei office since June 2021. He possesses extensive work experience in the energy industry including both conventional and renewable energy generation, with a wide range of expertise in technical disciplines, project management and business development.
Mr. Luh is an interdisciplinary energy expert across the value chain of energy projects. He has proven track records in engineering consultancy for conventional power generation, and quality management within offshore wind. In addition he has business development experience in offshore wind.
With experience in both technical and commercial roles, Mr. Luh served as a quality advisor for Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind project with a leading European maritime firm. His responsibility was to ensure the EPCI work package and the project execution was in compliance with the quality requirements. Also, with a solid understanding of the offshore wind market and strong business acumen, Mr. Luh took an offshore wind business development manager position with a reputable international certification service company. He led the team to undertake business activities such as marketing, tendering and writing proposals as well as communicating with clients on behalf of the company. Working with the certification body Mr. Luh concentrated on services covering the whole project lifecycle such as project certification, technical due diligence, marine warranty surveys, wind industry qualifications and quality assurance/control etc.
Mr. Luh is qualified in mechanical engineering and has focused on renewable energy technologies and energy project development throughout his career. His expertise includes mooring engineering for floating offshore structures.
David Banks is an Associate Director at RCG with over 10 years experience in wind consultancy, primarily focused on international onshore wind due diligence assignments.
Mr Banks has specialist knowledge in onshore wind farm operation, technology and construction and is aware of the wide-ranging contractual, buildability and operational issues which arise during all stages of a project.
Mr Banks has nine years’ experience in onshore technical due diligence, having undertaken leadership roles on over 40 international assignments, including vendor, acquisition and pre-financial close projects for single sites and large complex portfolios. Country experience includes Pakistan, Jordan, Australia, USA, Latvia, Lithuania and Scandinavia. In his previous role, he oversaw the day to day management and delivery of a number of onshore operations monitoring and construction monitoring projects and, as such, has acquired specialist knowledge in wind farm operation, technology and construction. David has significant experience in carrying out turbine inspections and attending sites during construction.
Mr Banks has a Masters degree in mechanical engineering.
Dan Kyle Spearman is a Director in RCG’s London office, leading on floating wind. A background in naval architecture with 6 years of fixed and floating offshore wind experience brings a broad range of technical, operational and commercial expertise.
Mr Spearman is an expert in floating offshore wind and has worked with the leading developers to reduce the cost and risks to enable the future commercialisation of floating wind. He has a proven track record of delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders across a range of topics in both fixed and floating offshore wind.
Dan Kyle Spearman has a wide range of offshore wind experience, having managed the Floating Wind Joint Industry Programme and the O&M workstream in the world-leading Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) research programme. In these collaborative programmes, he worked closely with fifteen of the leading international developers and Scottish Government to make both fixed and floating offshore wind into mainstream energy sources. In particular, Dan worked with developers to address the technical challenges for deployment of future large-scale floating farms, giving insight into the challenges and opportunities of floating wind and engaging with the floating wind supply chain to implement the results. He has also managed multiple projects relating to marine logistics which have reduced costs, improved offshore health and safety and reduced vessel emissions. He has supported innovators with demonstrating and commercialising their technologies. Previous experience includes the designing and testing of high-speed vessels, control system programming and build co-ordination at a major UK shipyard.
Dan Kyle Spearman is a qualified Naval Architect with additional qualifications in project management. He also has STCW certification for going offshore.
Luke Boyden is a Principal based in the UK. He has significant experience in the renewable energy industry, working for multinational engineering consultancies and developers on renewable energy projects.
Mr Boyden is an expert in technical due diligence (TDD) assignments for solar PV projects. He has an extensive track record in supporting clients as technical advisor for the acquisition, refinancing, development, and construction of solar PV plants and portfolios across the Americas and Europe.
Prior to joining RCG, Mr Boyden served as a senior renewable energy consultant at a major engineering consultancy, leading multiple TDD assignments on ground-mount solar PV projects. He also managed the completion of solar resource, energy yield and uncertainty analysis assessments across the Americas. His experience includes the review of project contracts, technology, financial models, and he has driven the development of benchmarking tools. Mr Boyden has completed numerous site inspections as part of construction monitoring, project acquisition, and project acceptance. In addition, he is expert in technical advisory services for rooftop solar PV installations. Notably, he has inspected some of the largest residential portfolios and commercial & industrial sites across the UK, and completed projects across France, Canada, USA, and the Caribbean. Mr Boyden is also experienced in thermographic inspection of solar PV installations, and supports wind projects completing contract reviews and met-mast data analysis.
Mr Boyden trained as a mechanical engineer, specialising in sustainable energy systems. He is qualified to Level II for Thermography (Flir/ITC).