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Richard Inkster

LOCAL clean energy specialists Voar have appointed Richard Inkster as their new technical director – replacing Adam Priest who has just taken up a post with SSEN Transmission as the company’s offshore HVDC engineering manager.

Voar also announced on Wednesday that the consultancy now working with clients in Norway.

Inkster, originally from Hoswick, is a marine propulsion and clean fuels expert who now lives on the island of Gurskøy, on Norway’s west coast.

Before specialising in clean fuels and related marine systems, he was chief engineer on offshore construction vessels and has led technical project teams in shipyards worldwide.

Voar managing director Daniel Gear said: “Richard combines deep technical expertise with varied international experience in building new vessels.

“His skill and knowledge will enhance Voar’s technical capability and put us in a strong position to support more projects in the Nordic countries and further afield, as well as closer to home.

“The kind of projects our clients are working on include generating electricity offshore, producing hydrogen and clean fuels onshore, and using those fuels in marine operations, so the experience Richard brings to Voar is an ideal fit.”

Inkster said he was attracted by Voar’s values and commitment to ensuring that Shetland benefits from future energy projects.

“I can see the growth potential of the company and I’m excited to play my part in building a strong Shetland-based business, servicing international clients,” he said.

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