Leadership

Mr Cesar Fernandez de Velasco, Co-Founding Partner of Nabla Wind Power:

"In the beginning of wind industry nobody was very sure about what were we to manufacture, to finance, to acquire, to insure or to operate. Many years later, and after a strong and continuous maturation process of the sector, we face the first full design life-cycle completion of first turbines installed and their possible Life Extension, but under an adverse financial environment which doesn’t let us margin for failures.

It is now when we need to Protect our Investments by means of a very accurate risk evaluation based on best available knowledge in the Long term Operation of the Wind Power plants, which will add a Key Value for making this source of energy reliable, competitive and a secure bet for all of us.

To achieve this and protect in best way our Wind Energy, we have created NABLA WIND POWER, an absolutely independent company, with unbiased interests, powered by an outstanding technical team of experienced and brilliant professionals, bringing to the markets our high specialization capabilities for which our Long Life Analysis is our master column.

Nabla Wind Power has been born based in many years of experience and deep knowledge on the sector, with highest commitment to best service, and will make our customers and ourselves very proud of our common successes."

Cesar Fernandez de Velasco is Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering by UPM, Madrid Polytechnical University, and MBA. Experienced in General Management, Business Development, Aeronautics and Renewable Energy Sectors, and Technological Companies Start-Ups.

For last 30 years he has leaded large companies from top management positions:



Mr Ruben Ruiz de Gordejuela, CTO at Nabla Wind Power:

"Last recent years the extremely changing Energy Market has shown the strong need of achieving most competitive standards for wind energy in order to survive and to be the sustainable and green power source we have always wanted to be. The dramatic case of Spanish Wind sector, once leader, has proven that a drastic COE (Cost of Energy) and IRR (Internal Rate of Return) protection and upgrade, when wind sector is pushed to pool, is not something necessary only for new wind turbine designs.

All huge investments in large fleets of wind farms already installed worldwide need to be protected and upgraded in order to reach the competitiveness standards, COE and IRR of the other Energy Sources (e.g. fossil, hydro, nuclear).

Our bet in Nabla Wind Power is to achieve this using the Life Extension and Long Term Operation protocols which these sectors are using for their plants and which make them so competitive, but implemented in a completely non-stationary environment such as wind. The rules are absolutely different.

The Key at this point is to make a very sensible Long Term Life Management Plan, where first step is to turn the nature of a non-stationary sector into a benefit for us. This way our first step for achieving a selective, effective and efficient Life Extension of wind turbines consist of evaluating how the wind site specific conditions do really affect machines structures and how must we operate the asset in order to maximize the benefits, managing remnant Life.

We do not do it alone: we work shoulder to shoulder with our Clients and their stakeholders, summing our competences to theirs. That's why our technical excellence in our cores is our best added value, as a high technology company."

Ruben Ruiz de Gordejuela is Master Degree in Pure Mathematics by UPV, University of Basque Country, including several Prizes and Honor Distinctions. Experienced in Aeroelasticity, Wind Turbines Design and Projects Management.

For last 15 years he has leaded technical teams and design projects in several Wind Industry OEM companies, as well as trained engineering students as Invited Professor in the University.