Barrington Energy is a Construction and Operations management company working in the renewable energy sector, specialising in offshore wind. Established in 2017, Barrington offers developers, operators and contractors an outstanding service that exploits years of experience in helping successfully deliver offshore wind projects – from development through to generation.
Our detailed understanding of both the technical and commercial aspects of the project lifecycle (from feasibility, tendering, construction and installation to operation, contracts and administration) enables us to create a bespoke solution for every client. We pride ourselves on creating intelligent, integrated management strategies that help ensure a project is delivered both on time and on budget. Our approach relies on taking the time to reach a genuine understanding of the particular opportunities and challenges each project presents.
The directors of Barrington Energy have substantial combined experience from management roles on over 40 offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and Asia. They have built up strong links with many of the sector’s leading consultants. This enables Barrington to match projects with teams of people that offer the most effective blend of skills and attributes.
Barrington Energy offers the following services, which can be commissioned either in isolation or as part of an integrated package:
Barrington Energy’s two directors, Stuart Brand and Alex Low, both offer many years’ experience in the delivery of offshore projects, from feasibility studies through to generation. In the past decade, they’ve directed both management and project teams on over 40 wind farms in the UK, Europe and Asia, overseeing a variety of work packages. These have included foundation installation and cables, quality management, onshore pre-assembly and wind turbine installation, and operations and maintenance.
Stuart has over 20 years’ experience delivering projects in the energy industry, working in a range of both technical and management roles up to directorship level. Relying on excellent communication skills, expert knowledge of technical roles, and insights gained from professional leadership training, Stuart has built an outstanding track record in building and motivating specialist teams.
Before becoming a co-director of Barrington Energy in 2017, Stuart worked as Operations Director at 3sun Group in Great Yarmouth for over seven years, executing a long list of wind farm projects. A key achievement in this role was taking the company into renewables for the first time (securing 70 per cent of the UK and European market within three years). Stuart’s professional experience also includes working on projects in the UK and Europe for BP, MHI Vestas, DONG, Statoil, SSE, Siemens, CNR, Premier Oil, Shell and GE.
Alex Low A senior manager with over two decades’ experience of working in the construction sector, Alex has a proven ability to deliver on complex, large-scale projects. Focusing in recent years on the development of offshore wind farms, he offers extensive experience in contract management, quantity surveying and business development. A strategic thinker and able negotiator, Alex balances a talent for detail with the ability to both build and motivate project teams.
Before becoming a co-director of Barrington Energy in 2017, Alex worked as a Commercial Manager for Turner Iceni, and at Seajacks UK in Great Yarmouth, latterly as Contract Manager. The Seajacks role included project managing the transport and installation contract (over £200m) for the Meerwind offshore wind farm, and delivering substantial vessel modifications (one of which was said to be ‘impossible’). A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Alex previously worked as a Project Surveyor for construction consultancy David Langdon LLP.
At Barrington Energy we listen carefully to a client’s needs, then build the right team to help them meet their objectives. Able to draw on established relationships with some of the offshore industry’s leading professionals, our directors create an effective blend of project skills using people they know they can rely on.
Adopting a team-driven approach to project management means Barrington Energy can offer their clients cost savings without compromising efficiency. Depending on the demands of a particular project, we have a team either located in country, working between the location and the UK on rotation, or based in Barrington’s UK head office. Organising things this way eliminates the cost of having personnel in country when direct contact is unnecessary. However, a senior manager is always on site to ensure work packages are kept on track. In addition, to reflect the logistical demands of the construction phase, the number of Barrington personnel in country will always increase during a project’s closing stages.
Barrington’s rotational model doesn’t only offer cost benefits. Basing team members in our UK office when appropriate means they can optimise their productivity by working directly with other colleagues – and benefit from the difference in time zones by continuing to work after the business day has finished in country. Critically, over the long term, this rotational structure allows Barrington to both attract and retain the industry’s very best people, some of whom are not looking to relocate full time.
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