Albert Ploeg has over three decades of experience in the design, manufacture and construction of steel structures at sea. The first 20 years was in the oil & gas industry, where he worked for the leading offshore contractors. Then, just over fifteen years ago, Albert made the switch to the offshore wind sector by joining Shell WindEnergy. The following year he was responsible for the construction of the first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands off the coast of Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ), a project that he also supervised for many years during the O&M phase.
Since then, Albert has worked on more than ten offshore wind projects, either as an Engineering Manager or Construction Manager or sometimes both. For example, after the OWEZ project, he had full responsibility for the construction of Westermeerwind (IJsselmeer) and the first offshore wind farm in the USA: Block Island Wind Farm. He has also worked as Owner’s Engineer on projects such as Cape Wind (USA) and Hanlim (South Korea), as O&M Advisor on Gemini (NL) and as Marine Coordinator for the Borselle A OHVS platform (NL).
Albert currently works as a Construction Manager for US Wind.
Thanks to the unique combination of engineering (design) and offshore installation skills, Albert has become an expert in the technical risk management of offshore wind projects.
In 1986, Albert completed his study as Civil Engineer at the HTS Zwolle, The Netherlands.