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US Wind has hired three new industry experts and welcomes Albert Ploeg, Gener Gotiangco, and Benjamin Cooper to the company.
With over 35 years of offshore engineering and construction experience, including 16 years in the offshore wind sector, Albert Ploeg joins the US Wind team as Construction Manager. In this role, Ploeg will lead the company’s construction program, including installation of the wind farm offshore. Ploeg has been involved in the detailed design of support structures and offshore construction activities for more than ten offshore wind projects.
Retired Coast Guard Captain Benjamin Cooper joins US Wind as Director of Marine Affairs. Cooper spent 30 years in service to the United States, most recently serving as Chief of Staff for District 9 of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Great Lakes region. In his new role at US Wind, Cooper will lead the company’s marine affairs efforts, including working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and other marine stakeholders to ensure safe navigation for all mariners during the company’s development and operations phases.
Gener Gotiangco will serve as US Wind's Senior Director for Transmission Development, responsible for leading onshore transmission interconnection efforts. Gotiangco will work closely with the permitting and technical teams as the commercial lead, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience to the MarWin project. Gotiangco has developed and managed operations for transmission systems, thermal power plants, and renewable projects throughout his career, most recently serving as Vice President for Operations at Kindle Energy.