Aurecon strengthens renewables capabilities in Southeast Asia

Lorenzo Claveri (left), wind and renewables leader and Chanon Mahisanan, senior engineer, power generation, both at Aurecon.

Two new senior hires will help Aurecon support transition to low carbon energy economy.

Aurecon has appointed Lorenzo Claveri as wind and renewables leader and Chanon Mahisanan as senior engineer, power generation to bolster its renewables capabilities in Southeast Asia.

The two appointments are part of Aurecon’s continued investment and expansion across Asia as the company supports its clients in navigating the transition to a low carbon energy economy.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global wind energy market is expected to grow by 6.6% per year on average, with the Asia Pacific region increasingly playing a bigger role to drive global growth.

In Asia, China has been the world’s largest wind market by installed capacity since 2010, while Vietnam is leading Southeast Asia’s energy transition, having installed more than 20GW of renewable energy from 2019 to 2021. As net zero commitments gather momentum globally coupled with renewed urgency for energy security, the market outlook for the renewable energy industry, especially in Asia, remains bright.

Gabe Carter, Aurecon’s managing director for Thailand and Vietnam, said: “I am delighted to welcome Lorenzo and Chanon. Their drive, knowledge and understanding of renewables will enrich the depth of expertise already within our team. This positions Aurecon well to lead and seize the opportunities in this dynamic region. Together, we can create greater value for our clients by helping them to negotiate evolving risks and by providing strategic solutions on their journey towards realising a sustainable and liveable future.”

Wind and renewables leader Claveri, who will be based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has almost 20 years of international experience in the renewable energy industry, especially in the areas of energy yield assessment and  due diligence for onshore and offshore wind projects. He has worked in relevant research and consultancy fields including stints with wind turbine manufacturers and developers.

Claveri commented: “I am thrilled to be joining such an innovative company as Aurecon at an exciting time when Southeast Asia is becoming a clean energy heavyweight. Wind and solar energy will play an increasingly important role in enabling the region to diversify its energy footprint.”

Senior engineer, power generation Chanon Mahisanan, who will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, has worked in the renewable energy industry for over seven years, providing a range of wind analysis services, which cover technical due diligence and feasibility studies for onshore and offshore wind projects.

Commenting on the new role, Mahisanan said: “The breadth and depth of expertise in renewable energy at Aurecon is huge, spanning wind, solar, hydrogen, battery storage and more. I am excited to work with my diverse and talented colleagues across the wider Aurecon network to co-create sustainable and resilient energy solutions for a cleaner and greener world.”