Wood Thilsted is delighted to welcome Matt Palmer and Hiram Mechling to the WT team. They will be the first employees of WT’s new USA entity Wood Thilsted Partners, Inc. Matt has been involved in the offshore wind business in the US for almost 20 years, served as Engineering Manager for Cape Wind, and most recently was Vice President and Offshore Wind Manager at WSP USA.
Hiram has extensive experience as an offshore wind foundation engineer and project manager. His credentials as project manager or lead structural engineer for US offshore wind projects include Dominion’s VOWTAP (predecessor to CVOW), Fishermen’s Energy Atlantic City Wind Farm, and Deepwater’s Block Island Wind Farm. At WSP USA, Hiram was Supervising Structural Engineer and Operations Manager for Offshore Wind. Hiram will continue to serve as Senior Project Manager and professional engineering of record (P.E.) for Vineyard Wind’s WTG foundation design. Both are Professional Engineers (P.E.) in the US, have been heavily involved in the US offshore wind standards development process, and bring deep knowledge of US requirements. Matt and Hiram will be President and Vice President of WT USA, respectively. 2021 will be a very exciting year in US offshore wind and we at Wood Thilsted look forward to the contributions our Team can make in the US with Matt and Hiram’s directors.