Robert Armour joins Scotland’s newest energy company

Brockwell Energy are delighted to announce that Robert Armour has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Group.

Robert has more than thirty years of experience and expertise in the power generation sector. The former Chairman of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and Smarter Grid Solutions, and former Deputy Chairman of NuGeneration, he is currently a Non-Executive Director of Albion Community Power, the Oil and Gas Authority and  the Nuclear Liabilities Fund.

He brings extensive experience of developing significant energy projects, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance in the power sector, as well as a wide network of industry connections.

Robert commented: “Energy-from-Waste is a huge opportunity and essential for a more sustainable Scotland. Delivering the projects in Grangemouth and Fife, and building a leading Scottish-based company in this sector, is an exciting challenge.”

Alex Lambie, Chief Executive of Brockwell, commented: “We very much look forward to working with Robert in developing our business. His role will be instrumental in growing the experience and capabilities of the team.’”

On behalf of the company’s investors, Daniel Boehm said: “We’re delighted to obtain a Chairman with Robert’s proven skills and experience. We believe he will add real depth and weight to the board’s strategic goals and corporate governance.”

Robert will work closely with the executive team and investors to deliver Brockwell’s expanding project pipeline of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plants in Earls Gate in Grangemouth, Westfield in Fife, and locations in England.

The Earls Gate initiative is already under construction. Together with a second plant targeting financial close in the first quarter of next year, these major facilities will handle more than 400,000 tonnes of waste and generate over 40MW of power – providing heat and power to the host chemical company site via a private network.

Ultimately, both projects will be invaluable in helping local authorities and the Scottish Government meet ambitious performance targets for sustainability and waste recycling.

8 April 2019