Unlike many other education organisations, our instructors are not just passing on material from textbooks and academic papers, they are sharing their first-hand experiences and practical knowledge.

Our instructors will guide their students to understand just what drives the renewable industry - the organisations… the tools… and the people. We help our students to understand the practical management processes and decisions needed while putting the various pieces of offshore construction together, as well as helping them to grasp the consequences when work doesn’t go according to plan. We are not theoreticians or specialist academics. At our core, we are experienced Renewable Professionals with a desire to pass on knowledge to the next generation and help avoid the mistakes that we’ve witnessed during our own careers. This is what sets us apart from other colleges, the lessons learned from our own practical experience. Our aim is to break the traditional career advancement based on age or seniority to bring talented individuals with a desire to learn into the rapidly expanding field of Renewable Energy. 
Jeppe Sylvest Carstensen

Our instructors have extensive practical experience in:

  • Planning & survey

  • Procurement & Contract Management

  • Offshore Construction Management

  • Topsides & Structures

  • Seabed cable installation & burial

  • Offshore Operations, Repair & Maintenance

  • EPC Package Management

  • Risk & Interface Management

  • Maritime Technology & Management

We can quickly build on the limited experience of candidates providing them with the tools they need to make a significant contribution to the strategic planning, procurement, contract management, construction and maintenance phases encountered in renewable energy development.

Our instructors come from a wide range of offshore industry backgrounds including:

  • Procurement & Contract Management

  • Installation of submarine telecommunication & high voltage power cables

  • Subsea oil well maintenance

  • Deep water mooring installation

  • Remotely operated vehicle, autonomous underwater vehicle, and manned submarine operations

  • Geophysical and geotechnical surveying

  • Data processing and report compilation

  • Coastal, continental shelf and deep ocean operations.

  • Intertidal and shallow water operations

Academy Partners

Instructors

Co-Founder & Senior Instructor

Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver has more than 40 years of seagoing experience, since starting as a marine science student aboard a research vessel in the mid-1970s. His early career took him through the British Royal Navy as a seaman officer, later specialising as a hydrographic surveyor. He then worked on subsea projects for Shell, BP, Total, ENI, and other smaller oil & gas operators, before becoming a shipboard project manager for Alcatel Submarine Networks. Between 2006 and 2016 Chris was employed in various West African oil field projects, managing offshore construction and maintenance work in Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, and Ghana during the winter, and power cable installation at various European offshore wind farms during the summer months. Chris became involved in training in 2014 when he designed the Renewables Offshore Client Representative course and presented it as classroom training in the UK over the following four years. He has a long association with Martin Schnoor Warming, founder of the Renewable Construction Academy, and they have worked together on various renewables projects since 2010.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Morten Søjborg

Morten Søjborg is an experienced offshore wind professional having worked in the industry for more than 15 years. His educational background is in economics and law, and his career spans working as in-house and external counsel for both project developers and contractors, as well as acting as a procurement consultant and lead negotiator for multiple offshore wind projects. He has represented contractors, such as MT Højgaard and Vestas Offshore, and project developers, such as Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to name a few, and is a co-founder and CEO in the international procurement and contract management consultancy, JUMBO Consulting Group. Morten knows the ins and outs of the procurement and contracting process within offshore wind. Being a strong believer in successful projects being a result of a high degree of alignment and understanding between the parties of their roles, expectations, and obligations, Morten is looking to pass his knowledge as an instructor in procurement and contracting from the viewpoint of both project developers and the supply chain on to the students in a structured way.

Founder & Senior Instructor

Martin Warming

Martin Schnoor Warming is the leading founder of Renewable Construction Academy and who in addition to his background as Master Mariner & Marine Engineer, has extensive Marine and Offshore construction experience from more than 15 years in maritime, oil & gas and the renewable sector. Since 2008, he has been managing offshore wind/renewable projects, both for cable Installation contractors, survey companies, utility companies and for the market-leading offshore wind farm developers. The last 10 years, he has been acting as a Senior Consultant in the Offshore Renewable Industry, primarily in Subsea Cable Installation and back in 2013; he started RE-CON MANAGEMENT, a supplier of management and consultancy services to the leading offshore wind developers and the insurance companies within offshore construction, subsea engineering, subsea cables, package and project management. To date Martin has provided consultants and been involved in the design, engineering, construction & survey of subsea power cable circuits supporting more than 3000 MW offshore wind.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Ulrik Bang-Olsen

Ulrik Bang-Olsen is a procurement and contract management consultant who has been involved in a substantial number of large international construction and civil engineering projects within the renewables industry for more than 15 years. He has a background as a Danish qualified lawyer and has been involved on various tenders and contracts related to multiple offshore wind projects and represented both international contractors, and in recent years solely project developers, such as Vineyard Wind, Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Ulrik is a co-founder, partner and chairman of the board in the international procurement and contract management consultancy, JUMBO Consulting Group. He has a substantial knowledge concerning most commercial and contractual matters providing advice to project developers, contractors, and consultants in the renewable construction industry. He is keen on promoting the importance of renewables and to contribute to the renewable’s community and as instructor to pass on his unique knowledge in procurement and contracting to the participants, from the viewpoint of both project developers and the supply chain.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Ninna Ipsen

Ninna is a senior competence within offshore wind procurement with 12 years experience in the industry and +15 years experience within most disciplines of strategic procurement and contract management in the entire value chain. Her experience includes large scale offshore wind projects in development and construction phase and management of highly specialized cross scope procurement teams. Ninna has a deep and wide cross-scope knowledge of building complex global sourcing strategies, making and negotiating supplier contracts and having a focus on all commercial areas within offshore wind technical packages, e.g. WTG’s, cables, foundations, substations, onshore civil engineering works and all offshore installation areas. Her key competences and main interests are within strategic sourcing, supply chain development, supply chain management and building a long-term sustainable supply chain. Ninna has worked with most aspects of hereof, from developing templates for global sourcing strategies and category management, developing global sourcing strategies across most technical scopes.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Jesper Frederiksen

Jesper Frederiksen has a long-standing career within the civil works and offshore wind industries with over 20 years experience. His key competences and main interests are within project management, procurement, contract management, claims handling, negotiation, and leadership. Educated as an engineer within construction supported by an EBA, he has held key roles in several large-scale infrastructure projects. Jesper comes from heading up several different units within the offshore wind sector in Ørsted, where he played an integral part of professionalising the procurement and contract management departments. His vast experience working with different types of organisations allows him to rapidly understand and interact in all types of projects within the renewable and construction industry. As part of JUMBO Consulting Group as the Head of New Markets, he is dedicated to support the green transition and the wide array of projects using emerging new technologies to shape the renewable energy industry of the future.

Procurement Manager

Olivia Bech

Olivia is an experienced consultant with a multidisciplinary educational background in Law, Business and Economics. She is well versed within procurement and contract management in the renewable industry having worked for some of the industry's largest players. Highly skilled in global sourcing strategies, problem solving, project management, collaboration, influencing and negotiation.