On 31st October, we will be running our debut European Wind Investment Awards in London, where we will celebrate leadership in European wind. More information here.

Over the last few months we have worked hard to ensure we have 13 strong line-ups to serve up for the consideration of our panel of 17 judges.

We closed to nominations on 28th June. Since then, our judges have looked at all of the nominations to ensure we get the best shortlists. You can read more about that process in this blog.

And now? Well, now it's time to reveal our 13 shortlists. Congratulations to all of the firms who made it, and thank you to everyone who entered in our first year. We are humbled by the time you took on your applications, and inspired by the innovation in them.

Here goes...

 

Developer of the Year 

Sponsored by

Engie 

NBT

Ørsted

OX2

PNE

RES

 

Investor of the Year

Sponsored by

Allianz Capital Partners

BlackRock

Green Investment Group

Luxcara

 

Lender of the Year

MUFG

Nord LB

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

 

Onshore Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Guleslettene project – BlackRock

Bjerkreim cluster with Facebook PPA – Luxcara

Nelja Energy acquisition by Eesti Energia – Augusta & Co.

Overturingen project with Norsk Hydro PPA – Green Investment Group

Sale of Craiggore subsidy–free wind farm – RES

Subsidy–free onshore wind investment – OX2 & Ikea

 

Offshore Deal of the Year

Sponsored by

Bockstigen, first offshore wind repowering – Momentum Gruppen

Hornsea 1 – Ørsted & GIP, with MUFG & Citi as financial advisers for the debt package

Moray East financial close – Engie, Diamond Green & EDPR

SeaMade financial close – Otary, advised by Allen & Overy

Veja Mate two deals – Advised by Green Giraffe & FIH Partners

 

Onshore Team of the Year

Cirio Law Firm

NBT

OX2

RES

SSE Renewables

 

Offshore Team of the Year

Sponsored by

Altitec

Engie Key Program Offshore Wind

Ørsted Partnerships & Structured Solutions Team

Principle Power

 

Advisory of the Year 

Amsterdam Capital Partners

Augusta & Co.

DNV GL

Everoze

Green Giraffe

Mott MacDonald

Wood

 

Innovation Award

Sponsored by

DNV GL – WindGEMINI digital twinning

Natural Power & ZX Lidars – ZX TM Lidar Programme

Onyx InSight – Automated oil analysis to extend turbine life

Principle Power – WindFloat floating foundation

Ripple Energy – Community ownership of subsidy–free wind

SSE Renewables – Offshore piling protocol to protect wildlife

 

Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Burges Salmon

Cirio Law Firm

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland

Linklaters

 

Recruiter of the Year

Light Source People

Spencer Ogden

Taylor Hopkinson

 

Start–up of the Year

Sponsored by

Clir Renewables

High Speed Transfers

Ripple Energy

 

RISING STAR / YOUNG PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by

Aaron Smith – Principle Power

Ceri–Ann Morgan – Altitec

Filberto Tartari – Mott MacDonald

Georgios Koumoundoureas – Offshore Design Engineering

Hannah Staab – Natural Power