AECOM has appointed Dawn MacDonald as its Global Offshore Wind Market Sector Lead. In this role, MacDonald will work across the globe to advance an integrated offshore wind offering that leverages AECOM’s leading environmental and port infrastructure expertise to new and existing clients.

“We are excited to welcome Dawn to AECOM as we continue to advance our Sustainable Legacies strategy and extend our global capabilities in the growing offshore wind energy market,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “We have a deep commitment to positively impacting the environment and helping our clients realize their low-carbon energy ambitions, and Dawn’s industry-leading offshore wind experience will further enhance AECOM’s multi-decade track record of delivering best-in-class environmental services and leadership in the ports and marine design sector.’’

Global offshore wind generation is expected to rapidly grow over the next decade, driven by government net-zero commitments and incentives, the need for reliability through the energy transition, implementation of new technologies, and major leases coming online. AECOM’s unique combination of services in permitting, port design, energyconstruction, and program management allows the firm to serve its clients across the complexities associated with their wind development projects.

“I am delighted to join AECOM and work closely with technical experts around the world to deliver large-scale projects that reinforce our position as an offshore wind leader,” said Ms. MacDonald. “With governments moving quickly to boost new renewable energy capacity and meet their carbon reduction goals, I am also looking forward to helping our clients accelerate delivery and significantly de-risk these projects by reducing complexities through extensive collaboration with developers, key suppliers and contractors, local ports, and agencies.”

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Dawn MacDonald has been selected to lead AECOM’s global offshore wind market sector. Credit: Dawn MacDonald/LinkedIn.

An energy industry veteran with more than 20 years in the sector and a professional engineer by trade, MacDonald brings an impressive portfolio of offshore wind experience, having overseen development, construction, and operations projects as part of the Maple Power joint venture in Europe. Prior to that role, she was based out of Calgary, Canada and oversaw the technical development of North American megaprojects and evaluation of energy sector investment opportunities.

AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its professionals services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021.


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