By Olivier Crepon:
Last week marked 6 months since Skyray was launched and a great time to reflect on the journey to date. Key highlights for me are:
Projects: We have delivered or are delivering 28 projects totalling over 1GW in capacity. These include lots of early stage development and design support, drafting of bespoke Employer’s Requirements for a leading investor and three major Owner’s Engineering contracts: ZE Energy’s hybrid solar storage Mennetou project (8MWp PV 4MWh storage) in France, KGAL’s 82MWp Cabeço Vermelho project in Portugal, and Solaris Ventabren 5 MW PV project in France.
A huge thanks to all our clients to date. We have been delighted at the appetite for our expert design and construction support!
Team: As planned we have grown rapidly with 10 people now in the Skyray team. A huge thanks to Aymeric, our founding partners (Mike, Andy and Alain) and recent recruits Mattis, Gautier, Matthew & Charlotte and intern Yazhou. Our relationship to Everoze (our majority shareholder) is working well, giving us access to additional specialist resource and helpful steering at Board level. Recruitment continues apace (particular for senior electrical engineers) and so if you are interested please get in touch.
Market: As everyone is well aware the PV market is booming globally. This is hugely exciting and given the climate emergency much needed. It does however require care and attention. Given the huge pressure to deliver we sometimes see corners being cut: tendering while the design process is in flux, construction starting without detailed designs. From our (and Everoze’s) experience on 20GW+ of projects, we know what can go wrong and how important it is to get the design and construction process right. We see huge potential for the expert design and construction support we offer to bring in these lessons learned, supporting stretched developers, owners and EPCs to optimise designs, smooth delivery and increase returns. If this sounds of interest please get in touch.
Once again a huge thanks to all the people that have made the first 6 months at Skyray so successful – we look forward to connecting with you soon and another great 6 months ahead!