RCG adds offshore wind expert Chris Houston to firm’s Scottish team
13 October 2020
Glasgow, Scotland – The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), a sector specialist advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Chris Houston to the company’s growing Glasgow office. Houston is a wind farm development and due diligence specialist.
Earlier this year, Crown Estate Scotland launched ScotWind Leasing, a programme to help support the first offshore wind leasing round in Scottish waters in a decade. RCG has expanded its team in response. Houston brings more than a decade of experience in the renewables sector and provides clients with complex technical due diligence to support wind farm developments, with a focus on acquisition and bank finance transactions. His experience in the full development, construction and operational phases of renewable energy projects, specifically in offshore wind, will be invaluable for clients in the ScotWind process.
Commenting on the news, Andrew Cole, Managing Director, EMEA said:
“We are delighted that Chris has joined our growing team. He has considerable development experience and has also led and supported on multiple complex technical due diligence assignments, ranging from many offshore wind mandates to the acquisition due diligence for onshore wind farm portfolios. His appointment reinforces our commitment to both players in Scotland’s market and global assignments” – Andrew Cole, Managing Director, EMEA.
Chris Houston added:
“It is an exciting time to be joining the respected team at RCG. I am looking forward to helping grow the firm’s development and due diligence services. We are exceptionally well-placed to assist existing and new clients with a blend of market-leading expertise and practical support.” – Chris Houston, Glasgow.
The Glasgow office is leading the acceleration of the firm’s due diligence platform and technical services in order to realise its overall goal of providing a top-tier market intelligence, management consulting, and technical advisory service to the renewable sector and delivering long-term value for clients.