Blue Water Shipping has appointed John O’Keeffe as head of renewables, Americas.

John O’Keeffe

According to Blue Water, O’Keeffe, a former maritime Captain, has vast experience in the US offshore wind industry. He joins the company from Ørsted, where he served as head of marine affairs North America.

Blue Water explained it is looking to make further inroads into the US offshore wind market, which is expected to accelerate development over the next decade.

Brent Patterson, regional director of the Americas at Blue Water, said: “John’s operational experience is essential to amplify our positive momentum. The US renewable energy market is poised for vast expansion over the next decade and our leadership team is very pleased to welcome him to the company.”