Who we are
CEO & Co-founder
Edvald is a Mechanical & Energy Engineer from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He has a broad experience from the offshore wind power industry from Ørsted (Denmark) and from the financial industry (UK and Iceland). Edvald has worked as a lead consultants for both project developers and wind turbine manufacturers since 2017.
His speciality is layout design and yield calculations, wind resource assessments, technical project development and financial evaluation.
Edvald had the idea of creating the YOUWINd model after wondering why companies and consultants spend ages finding data and sorting out spaghetti spreadsheets. With site and supplier data and production calculations and budgets in one place a great time is saved in project development.
Commercial Director and Co-founder
Anna is a Mechanical and Energy Engineer from UPC in Barcelona, Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and is also holding a MSc in Wind Power from The technical University in Denmark, DTU.
Anna built up her career in the offshore wind industry inside Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, where she’s developed real scale prototypes validation, design work and leading engineering teams inside R&D.
Anna has supported the core modelling and development of YOUWINd model and works as a lead consultant for offshore wind turbine suppliers. Anna is also responsible for the sales and marketing of YOUWIND Renewables IT solution and consultancy services.
COO & Co-founder
Edward Ridgway is a mechanical engineer from the University of Edinburgh and has worked in the offshore wind industry since 2006.
His areas of expertise are wind turbine technical design, installation vessel and harbour analysis and budgeting of the turbine package.
Edward is an engineering project manager with fifteen years of experience, and a proven track record in the renewables industry. Before YOUWINd Renewables he worked for Siemens Offshore Wind, firstly as Technical Project Manager then Technical Sales Manager.
Edward is currently working as a lead consultant for the main players in offshore wind energy. He also works on the YOUWINd models design and analysis.
CTO & Co-founder
Viktor Smari holds a degree in computer science from the University of Iceland.
Viktor oversees our software development and makes sure the calculations and modelling works every day and that the client data are secured.
Jón Bergur Helganson
Jón is a Mechanical & Energy Engineer from the Reykjavik University in Iceland with strong analytics capabilities. Jón did his final theses with supervision from Youwind Renewables and joined the team after graduation.
Jón perfoms analytics for projects logistics set-up, as well as supports the continuous development of the OptiWindow IT-system.
We are hiring
We at Youwind Renewables are searching great talent that shares our passion to accelerate offshore wind. Wanna join us? Contact us with your CV!