Dailing Wu

Dailing Wu is an Associate in RCG’s Taipei office. She is a Bachelor of Political Science and has a master’s degree in sociology.

Miss Wu joined RCG full-time in autumn 2021 after completing the internship with the company. With her background in social science, Dailing Wu has deep concerns about social impacts and environmental issues occurring in the energy transition process. In conjunction with working at RCG, she participates in an offshore wind farm development project and supports in stakeholder engagement and environmental impact assessment part.

Miss Wu is qualified in sociology.

Max Peel is an Associate in RCG’s London office. He has expertise in business development, levelised cost modelling and a thorough understanding of renewable energy technologies and associated policies.

Mr Peel has experience in levelised cost of hydrogen (LCoH) modelling, alongside offshore wind levelised cost of energy (LCoE) modelling. He has business development experience in identifying opportunities and supporting revenue growth within the financial technology (FinTech) sector. Mr Peel has a proven track record in presenting to senior management and success in developing strategies to translate technical information for non-technical audiences.

Mr Peel brings to RCG his experience in LCoE and LCoH modelling, acquired during his sustainable energy masters at Imperial College London. While there, his thesis was in partnership with a consultancy firm, and it investigated the transmission alternatives for hydrogen production from floating wind. Mr Peel is also a committed Climate Reality Leader, therefore has an in-depth understanding of present climate challenges and solutions, and how to communicate them effectively to organisations. Since joining RCG, he has been responsible for developing RCG’s LCoE modelling, which can forecast offshore wind cost competitiveness globally. Mr Peel has experience in conducting technical due-diligence and market intelligence research within floating wind, which he will utilise as a part of the floating wind team.

Mr Peel trained as a physicist to masters level. He also holds a masters qualification in sustainable energy engineering, which included training in a wide range of renewable energy technologies, economics and policies.

Katrine Black is a Senior Associate 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 and construction schedule reviews.

Ms Black is also 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, the US and Taiwan. Before that she was with an offshore hydrocarbon consultancy working on subsea engineering design.

Ms Black is a trained mechanical engineer, with post-graduate qualification in civil engineering and project management. She is a Member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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.

Masato Bannai is a Director in RCG Tokyo office. He has unique experience, gained from over 25 years working in various regions and technologies across the power sector (including gas and fossil fuels, hydro, on/off shore wind, and solar) from the perspective of both the EPC Contractor and the Project Owner/Developer.

Mr Bannai is an expert in contracting of engineering procurement construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements, together with the associated commercial negotiations and settlement for contractual disputes. He has a proven track record in reaching an agreement for complex issues by exercising his professional skill. As a Director in our APAC group, he has responsibility for building and expanding RCG services and solutions for clients.

With experience working on various overseas power projects whilst serving in a major Japanese trading firm and also a renewable project developer, Mr Bannai has held leadership roles for covering commercial disciplines and has also led renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects in the development phase. This includes serving as manager for offshore wind EPC opportunities. He also has extensive experience in commercial dispute settlement, insurance arrangements, project due diligence for new opportunities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Bannai is qualified in international relations.

 

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.