Grant Dawson is a Senior Associate in RCG’s Glasgow office. His experience is primarily based on delivering technical due diligence assignments having managed and supported various international projects as a technical advisor for lenders, investors and vendors.
Grant’s experience as a technical consultant ranges from the pre-financial close stage through to construction and operation of both onshore and offshore projects across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. His specific knowledge includes the technical risks of project contracts, construction schedules and operation and maintenance strategies.
Prior to joining RCG, Grant worked at a leading, global engineering consultancy. Here he was engaged in numerous international due diligence assignments throughout the project lifecycle. He was responsible for project construction elements, in particular schedules and construction accessibility modelling to independently assess weather downtime and strategy for offshore project construction in the UK, US and Taiwan. He also has experience in managing multidisciplinary teams when representing project lenders and investors.
Grant has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, where he focused specifically on renewable energy and technology modules.
Bert Chen is a Senior Associate in RCG’s Vancouver Office. He brings a commercial and financial perspective into due diligence and market research. He has over a decade of experience working on energy and renewable energy investments. Bridging all commercial aspects of financial analysis, regulatory affairs, technical expertise, legal and commercial negotiations and project management, He is able to bring significant value to operating businesses in the North American energy markets.
As an experienced commercial manager, he has worked on major projects in the energy, renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors helping deliver projects from initial conception, siting and acquisition, design, permitting and construction to turnkey completion.
Since 2018, Mr. Chen has worked on transactions in North America, coming to RCG from Brookfield, a global investment firm that operated one of the continent‘s largest independent power producers. In that role, he developed and evaluated hydro, wind, solar, battery storage, hydrogen electrolysis and electrical transmission projects. He has experience in all the major power markets of the US and Canada, with a specialization on designing, constructing and permitting solar projects that originated, negotiated and executed corporate power purchase agreements for energy and renewable attributes.
This experience integrates energy resource modelling, power pool and locational pricing, siting layout, geotechnical and real property matters such as property tax abatement and zoning.
Mr. Chen has a Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in finance.
Tim Baker is a Senior Associate in the Floating Offshore Wind team, which he joined in early 2022. He had seven years’ experience in the naval marine sector in the UK before pivoting to the energy transition challenge.
Mr Baker has held design, project management and commercial roles in capital platform and infrastructure projects for the UK MoD Customer. He is an expert in delivering quality engineering solutions in challenging and highly regulated project environments.
With a background in naval nuclear refitting, Mr Baker has led design and construction teams, directing development of both technical and commercial readiness and acting as the primary supply chain and customer interface. He has extensive experience in the areas of accurate requirements and change capture, configuration management and quality. In addition, he has a practical understanding of the importance of adherence to design codes and regulatory conditions, asset management and industrial safety. In providing mechanical handling technical authority and design management for cranes and refuelling infrastructure, he co-ordinated multidisciplinary engineering projects across the fleet, ensuring a consistent thread was maintained from fundamental design intent through to commissioning, operations and maintenance.
Tim Baker is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and has qualifications in project management, industrial design and safety. He is actively involved with IMechE voluntary work and holds a number of outdoor leadership credentials. He was selected as a RenewableUK Future Leader in 2021.
Yiwen Lu is a Senior Associate based in RCG’s Glasgow office. With a background in naval architecture, she has managed and supported international due diligence assignments for both onshore and offshore (floating) wind projects covering the entire project lifecycle, primarily in European and APAC markets.
Ms Lu is an experienced consultant in renewable energy advisory work, primarily focusing on offshore wind (floating) wind technical due diligence (TDD) assignments. She has a strong track record in acting as lenders’ technical advisor in Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, delivering high quality TDD, construction and operational monitoring reports.
Ms Lu has also been involved in a range of international onshore and offshore wind projects in APAC, Europe and North America, conducting contracts review, construction accessibility modelling, permitting review, repowering feasibility review, pre-shipping inspections, and factory/onshore site visits. She is also experienced in offshore wind market studies, covering merit order analysis for market penetration/future bidding and general review of offshore O&M cost trend. Prior to joining RCG, Ms Lu was a staff manager and senior consultant within a major international engineering consultancy. Her primary focus has been on offshore wind projects in the UK, Germany and APAC. Before that she worked in a leading marine engineering consultancy company, with work experience in the site-specific assessments for fixed bottom platforms, design of mobile offshore platforms and documentation review for offshore operations.
Yiwen is a qualified naval architect with MSc degrees in marine engineering and project management. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). She also achieved PRINCE2 and Agile PM Practitioner certificates from the Association for Project Management (APM).
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).
Chien-Huan Li is an Senior Associate based in RCG’s office in Taipei, supporting both market intelligence and management consulting. With a background in economic regulations, energy and climate policies, he has rich experience in collaborating with government agencies, NGOs and multiple stakeholders domestically and regionally. Mr Li’s responsibilities include provision of policy and legal analysis and market strategies.
Before his service in RCG, he served in the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, economic think tanks, and global environmental NGOs in the past years. Mr Li worked in the Ministry or Economic Affairs (MoEA) in Taiwan as a specialist in green energy policy. In collaboration with governmental agencies, industry delegates, and think tanks, he assisted the MoEA to coordinate policies and regulations across departments. Before his role with the Government, he worked in the Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) on trade data analysis and market entry strategies for renewable energy and other environmental product exports. He also worked in global NGO 350.org and coordinated the renewable energy research project in Taiwan.
Mr Li is qualified in politcial science.