Optimisation

Improving the performance, longevity and returns of renewable energy assets across the UK and Europe.

Bluefield Services manages renewable assets to extend their lifespan and ensure optimal output. We pool and store real-time data collected from our assets in a collaborative data lake, ensuring access to insightful information for informed decision-making.

How we optimise our assets

Our long-term partnerships with asset owners enable us to plan several years in advance, extending the lifespan of assets.

  • The combination of real-time data and a highly skilled team means we can deploy relevant expertise to address maintenance and repair issues across all sites in a timely manner.
  • We continually enhance our best-in-class monitoring and reporting capacity to strengthen our analysis and insight.
  • Our managing services for renewable energy assets range from asset management to engineering and monitoring.
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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 Asset Management, Southern Europe

Nicholas Burridge

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Managing Director of Asset Management, Southern Europe

Nicholas Burridge

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Head of Engineering

Paula Naranjo

Head of Engineering

Paula Naranjo

Paula Naranjo is a Head of Engineering, with circa 10 years’ worth of energy industry experience, 8 of these years focused on renewable energy projects, gaining professional experience in multinational companies. Expertise in design review for solar and battery storage projects, performance review, EPC and O&M contract negotiation, portfolio acquisition of operating assets including risk assessment for the investment party, EPC tender process management including technical review of the tender results.

Acting mainly as Technical Advisor and Owner’s Engineer roles Paula has been involved in a total of 1.3GW transactions in Bluefield, with previous experience running asset management services during the post construction warranty period, which included managing punch-list, raising defects and negotiating mitigation actions with the EPC Contractors. Prior to joining Bluefield, Paula has worked in ATA Renewables as Technical Advisor for the utility scale solar plants, involved in more than 10 GW assessment including, among other activities, Lender’s Technical Due Diligence in Southern Europe and South America, Product Due Diligences for equipment manufacturers’ including factory visits to China, Owner’s Engineering Services during EPC negotiation, O&M and EPC Contracts Review for Asset Owners.

Paula has an MSc in Renewable Energies in Energy Networks and a BSc in Industrial Electrical Engineering from the Carlos III University of Madrid. It is worth mentioning that she is heavily involved in the Diversity strategy of Bluefield.

Group Finance Director

Robert Ireland

Group Finance Director

Robert Ireland

Rob is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ of experience. Having worked at Bluefield for over 5 years, he has supported the significant growth within Bluefield both in the UK and Europe. He has a wide range of financial experience in the renewables sector including diligence support on acquisitions totalling nearly £500m, financial management and external debt compliance of generator SPV’s.

Managing Director of Asset Management, Southern Europe

Nicholas Burridge

Managing Director of Asset Management, Southern Europe

Nicholas Burridge

Nicholas Burridge is Managing Director of Asset Management, Southern Europe and holds up the asset management function of Bluefield-owned solar assets in Europe. Nicholas possesses 12 years of operational and asset management experience in the renewables sector and has been involved in the technical management of ca. 1GW across 150+ assets in the UK. Nicholas’ experience is centred on optimising operational assets by developing and executing strategies to maximise asset performance and reduce operational spend, with a particular focus on turnaround and value-add activities.  He has a history of successful recruitment, training and the development of effective and operational asset management teams.  Nicholas also gained professional experience in multinational companies within the renewable sector with a focus on O&M and Asset Management activities. Nicholas holds a MEng in Mining Engineering, specialty in Renewable Energy from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Group Head of Business Transformation

Rachael Herbert

Group Head of Business Transformation

Rachael Herbert

Rachael is an accomplished leader with over 10 years of experience driving organisational transformation.  As the Group Head Of Transformation at Bluefield, Rachael is responsible for leading strategic initiative to drive innovation, streamline processes and operational efficiency.

Rachael leverages her expertise in change management and organisational development to guide cross-functional teams in executing transformation projects.  Her forward-thinking approach to aligning business objectives with innovation solutions will be instrumental in driving business growth and competitive advantage.

Prior to joining Bluefield, Rachael held various positions at a Dow company, where she led transformational programs which resulted in substantial time and cost savings through process standardisation and improvement. She is certified in Lean Six Sigma transformation methodology and is passionate about driving positive change, achieving greater organisation efficiency, better risk management & improving financial performance.

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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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