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Industry heavy hitter appointed project development director for Salamander floating wind farm

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Hugh Yendole has been appointed as development director for Salamander, a pioneering floating offshore wind joint venture.

With over 25 years’ experience in the wind industry, Hugh has played a crucial role in delivering and managing multiple ground-breaking offshore and onshore developments across the UK, Europe and the US. Most notable examples include Ørsted’s London Array, Burbo and Walney Extensions, and Hornsea 1. His expertise spans senior positions in project development, engineering, asset and technology management. 

Hugh joins the project from within Ørsted, where he remains employed, and has spent 12 years across various key roles, most recently as director and asset manager for Ørsted’s west coast UK offshore wind farms. Starting at the end of summer, Hugh will be responsible for the overarching delivery of the project, managing commercial negotiations and developing stakeholder relationships. 

To be located 35km off the coast of Peterhead, the 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind farm will generate enough green energy to power 100,000 Scottish homes, making it a key contributor to the delivery of the Scottish Government’s offshore wind target of 11GW by 2030. 

Salamander will also provide vital insights and help establish best practices for future commercial scale developments in Scottish waters, ahead of the larger-scale ScotWind buildout.