Operation

Enhancing the optimal performance of renewable energy assets through high-quality maintenance.

Regular and planned preventative maintenance makes assets more resilient, enabling greater longevity and efficiency. Our specialist field service and monitoring teams at Bluefield Operations collaborate and share their wide-ranging expertise daily. This enables responses to on-site issues before and as they arise.

How we operate our assets

Our full scope of services includes monitoring, corrective and planned maintenance, as well as project management.

  • Using our diverse skills, we share our insight with other teams from the affiliate Bluefield companies
  • We can make informed and rapid decisions, feeding into the investment process
  • We take an asset-owner perspective to the operations and maintenance of renewable energy assets
Capabilities

Why renewables

Renewable energy investments offer investors access to real assets, a diversified asset class with long-dated and stable revenues. It gives the opportunity to participate in the energy transition as decarbonisation accelerates.

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Team

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Managing Director of Bluefield Operations

Rob Tippett

Managing Director of Bluefield Operations

Rob Tippett

Rob is Managing Director of Bluefield Operations. He has worked in the solar O&M sector since 2014, initially working on large commercial rooftop portfolios before moving into Utility Scale solar O&M in 2018.

His management experience has developed over 30 years covering 2 Utility sectors, both of which have a huge bias on the management and control of Health and Safety of Operational Personnel. Rob has previously been instrumental in successfully implementing ISO9001:2015 accreditation for a previous business as well as the continued successful audits for ISO9001, ISO14001 & 18001 for a large Civil Engineering and Support Services company.

Head of Service Delivery

Ben Vowles

Head of Service Delivery

Ben Vowles

Ben has been in the UK solar industry since 2011, initially working in procurement & logistics for an installer, and later spent time with a wholesaler, designing and selling systems up to 50kV to other installers.

In 2013 Ben joined the newly formed O&M team at Lightsource Renewable Services, initially as a maintenance planner and latterly as Operations Manager, during this time the company grew from 3 to over 140 full time employees, managing 300 sites totalling 2GW.

Ben joined the Bluefield Operations team in 2018, initially as Portfolio Manager, but is now Head of Service Delivery. On joining, Bluefield Operations totalled a handful of sites and 5 staff, it now manages 72 sites totalling 655MW with 36 staff. Ben’s current role includes trouble shooting, Health & Safety, inventory/purchasing, operational support to the portfolio management team, plus many other operational functions.

Previous to his time in the solar industry, Ben’s original mechanical engineering bias led him to roles in technical support, technical sales & marketing and logistics.

O&M Land Manager

Sam Allen

O&M Land Manager

Sam Allen

Sam Allen is Bluefield Operations O&M Land Manager. He initially entered the solar industry in 2017 designing PV systems across domestic & commercial projects in the UK, before joining Bluefield in 2020 as Portfolio Manager. Sam is responsible for all ground maintenance responsibilities across our portfolio, ensuring landscape and ecology compliance, monitoring biodiversity metrics and delivering continuous improvements to sites through ecological enhancements. Sam has an Undergraduate in BSc Physical Geography and a Masters in MSc Environmental Management, following his passion for the preservation and enhancement of the environment to promote biodiversity.

Operations Manager

Monica Zuluaga

Operations Manager

Monica Zuluaga

Mónica is the Operations Manager of Bluefield Operations. She joined us in 2021 after starting her solar O&M career in 2014.

Her previous roles in portfolio and client management, plus her success coordinating site onboarding, WC, and FAC, have given her a full overview of all areas involved in the operations and maintenance of our sites, being now able to deliver improvements in client and contract management, quality, and processes.

Mónica is originally from Colombia where she got her 5-year degree in Government and International Relations. She lived in the USA and Spain before relocating to the UK.

Field Service Manager

Alex Lenihan

Field Service Manager

Alex Lenihan

Alex has served in the Solar PV industry since 2007, he brings a wealth of knowledge from 15 years of renewables experience, fulfilling multiple roles from Installation Electrician installing and commissioning domestic and commercial solar PV systems, project management and design as a Senior Project Engineer, operations and logistics, technical fault finding, repair and commissioning of commercial, utility scale and battery storage inverters to now leading a team of Engineers on a diverse national portfolio of solar assets as Field Service Manager for Bluefield Operations Ltd. His multi-role background has been key in bringing technical expertise, reducing Health and Safety risk and an inclusive management style which brings the best out of the Field Service Team.

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Our diverse skillset spans the full lifecycle of renewable assets, from development and investment to asset management and engineering. We’re always looking to continue investing in our depth of talent.

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Inaugural Wild Power® gold certification awarded to Bluefield LLP managed site

Featured 4 April 2024

Navigating the Transition to Net Zero. Powering Up Renewables and Taking Urgent Action (Part 3 of 3)

Latest news 3 March 2024

Bluefield promuove Alberto Paturzo a socio

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Contact the team for more information

We can tailor a package of services to your needs, so please get in touch to find out how we can help enhance your assets.

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