Brezo Energy is a company created by a group of Canadian and European visionaries in the renewable energy sector. The bond we have built is based in our common appreciation of using technical knowledge for the advancement of a sustainable economy.
We have offices in the East Coast of Canada and España, to better serve our customers both sides of the Atlantic.
Our parent company is Seaplace, from Madrid, Spain. In Madrid, we are 173 people, including 53 Naval Architects and 35 Artificial Intelligence Developers. The company has over 40 years of continually operating under the same ownership and management. The second generation is taking over, gradually.
During this time, we have provided Offshore Engineering services to the Oil & Gas industry. Since 2005 we enter into the Offshore Wind industry, contributing with analysis and design of support solutions for over 20 projects, encompassing both fixed (monopiles and jackets) and floating projects (Semis, TLPs, and Spars), made of steel, and concrete.
A full branch in Louisiana, USA, is currently in the process of planning.
Jaime Moreu, Chief Executive Officer - CEO, Brezo Energy Inc.
Jaime is a Naval Engineer with a decade of experience at Seaplace where, in addition to ships and platforms for the Ofshore Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind, he has been involved in the design of a floating tidal energy turbine, and floating docks for manufacturing concrete caissons.
With experience in structural design, structural analysis and hydrodynamics, Jaime has also developed new methods for the cost-efficient manufacture of large structures. He is responsible for the primary structural design of the Reduced Draft Spar, and developing its intellectual property portfolio.
Jaime holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 5-year Bachelor of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering degree from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). A part-time lecturer at the UPM, Jaime believes a profound interconnection between industry and academia is needed to maximize the impact of science and engineering on society and the environment.
Board of Directors
Alf-Petter Olsen, Member of the Board
A native Norwegian, Alf-Petter has long time experience and international background from the shipping and maritime industry, as well from project management, new business development and consultancy. He graduated as a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture from NTNU technical university of Trondheim in 1983.
Alf spent many years as a ship broker with Fearnleys being one of the leading entities in the shipping industry, stationed two years in Venezuela establishing new businesses in the transportation sector/maritime developments. Alf-Petter Olsen was recruited as Executive Vice President, Marked and Strategy, when Aker Yards was established in 1998.
In 2002, he began a cooperation with DNV as an independent consultant and jointly starting up new innovational maritime concepts. In one of the joint Industry Projects, a spin off was created and Alf headed the further development as Managing Director of CETech, a Statoil (Equinor) associated company owned together with Teekay Shipping and Höegh LNG (2005-2012), with the business objective to develop a new concept for transportation of compressed natural gas (CNG).
The consultancy services continued in 2012 and the close cooperation with DNV was extended with focus on technology and concepts related to new innovative processes.
Alf was employed as a Vice President of ENI at the company’s Milan headquarter (2014-2016), in the upstream division, integrated Gas Project Development team, responsible of CNG business development and supporting other gas project developments.
He returned to Norway and since 2016 been working as a consultant with business development in Umoe Advanced Composites, a Norwegian based technology and manufacturing company of high-pressure composite cylinders for transportation and storage of natural gas and hydrogen. Alf-Petter has a senior Advisor role with the UK based shipping company, Galbraith’s.
Henrik O. Madsen, Member of the Board
Henrik is a businessperson, engineer, and he was Group President and CEO of DNV between 2006 and 2015. From 2015-2019 he was the Chairman of the Norwegian Research Council.
Henrik is educated with a PhD in civil and structural engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, where he also held a position as professor within structural mechanics. He started working for DNV as chief scientist in structural reliability analysis, working to introduce structural reliability methods in the standard setting work of the international oil and gas industry. Acknowledging this work, he was elected into the United States Offshore Energy Center Technology Hall of Fame as an offshore pioneer in 2002.
For DNV, Henrik was the regional manager for Denmark and for Japan. He then headed the Strategic Research Unit and the global maritime, energy, and certification business areas before being appointed as the President and CEO in 2006.
Henrik was responsible for the DNV wind turbine certification activity in the 1990’s, and he established the Offshore Wind unit at DNV in 2000. During his period as CEO, DNV acquired several wind energy technology companies and the merger with GL in 2012 led to the formation of a wind energy unit with more than 1.000 professionals.
In 2015, Henrik O. Madsen was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a board member of the UN Global Compact.
What we do
We operate through two Divisions: Technology Development and Project Management.
Brezo Energy is a Technology Developer specialized in engineering of floating platforms and mooring systems for Floating Offshore Wind Farms.
In partnership with large Marine Construction companies we provide Project Management and Field Supervision for the construction of the platforms.
We are pleased to inform the public of our values, and how we envision our relationship with our co-workers, suppliers, and our neighbours in general. Our collective actions as a company are guided by these statements.
Our relationship with commercial fisheries
At Brezo Energy we believe that harvesting seafood and harvesting energy from the wind offshore are activities that can coexist and complement each other.
Science, mutual respect, and the understanding that clean energy is an imperative, as is sea-food, comprise our guiding principle for sharing the oceans.
We believe in understanding, knowing and learning about each other, based on verifiable facts, and in finding ways to make our living environment a better one. We believe sinergies are possible between the different ocean industries, both from the technical and workforce perspectives.
Each innovation has always an impact on the environment, and on activities developed by others who are using the same space. We understand and respect the rights of local fisheries, indigenous communities, and any other group using the oceans as part of their daily lives. We also understand the need for our society to generate clean and renewable energy.
Participation of Indigenous Communities
Brezo Energy Inc. agrees that a strong economy is reliant upon a healthy environment supported by all cultures, languages and expressions of traditional laws.
We believe in the right of Indigenous communities to decide the best way to participate in new energy infrastructure. We encourage Indigenous communities, through their own representative institutions, to take an active role in the development of floating wind power generation, potentially bringing intergenerational wealth for their communities.
Diversity and Gender Equality
In Brezo Energy we purposely search for people who share our own work ethic, values, passion for developing creative solutions, and ideals related to environmental stewardship.
We welcome people from all walks of life no matter; race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or faith.
You are welcome, as you are.
Mission Vision Values
Our mission is to build utility-scale floaters for offshore wind power plants and supply innovative, environmentally friendly vessels that improve marine operations.
We establish the supply chain to provide the floating package based in our proprietary technology, for utility-scale offshore wind developers all over the world. Our continuous innovation as marine contractors & engineers, guarantee to developers the fastest manufacturing rate, while maximizing local content.
We respect everyone without distinction, and aim to do what is right, always, from the very beginning to the end.
Safety Quality Well-being
At Brezo Energy the safety and well-being of the people that make our company is the top priority, above business goals.
At Brezo Energy quality is a habit, a trained discipline, and a commitment to ourselves and our stakeholders.
Nova Scotia, Canada
Lafayette, LA, USA (planned for July 2022), TBC