Huub den Rooijen, Director of Energy Minerals & Infrastructure, The Crown Estate
Huub is the Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate, an independent commercial business set up by Act of Parliament. Huub leads the team responsible for managing the natural resources of the seabed, including infrastructure, minerals and aggregates, and offshore wind.
Huub joined The Crown Estate in March 2012 and has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector, predominantly working with Shell. While at Shell he was jointly responsible for creating its wind energy business in 1997 and managed its first offshore wind projects, including the first offshore turbines in the UK in 2000 and the first offshore windfarm in The Netherlands in 2006. Prior to moving to renewables, he worked in oil and gas in The Hague, Houston and London.
Huub holds a degree in astrophysics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and lives in London.
The offshore wind industry has seen a rapid transformation in the UK to date. The Government’s recent announcement regarding the maximum price for offshore wind projects set at 25% lower than in the last auction and expectations for bringing down the price further (as a result of competitive auction) indicates sector attractiveness to investors. The […]