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Welcome to RECOA

Renewable Construction Academy

Our Team of Instructors

Senior Instructor, RECOA 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 specializing 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 renewable 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 partner 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, and as an instructor, he is looking to pass this knowledge on to students in a structured way. Morten's classes enable students to see procurement and contracting from the viewpoint of both project developers and the supply chain, as he strongly believes that successful projects result from a high degree of alignment and understanding between the parties regarding their roles, expectations, and obligations.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group Ninna Ipsen

Ninna is a senior director with over 15 years of experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain development, supply chain management, and building a long-term sustainable supply chain. Ninna has wide cross-scope knowledge of developing complex global sourcing strategies, making and negotiating supplier contracts, and focusing on all commercial areas within offshore wind technical packages, e.g., WTGs, cables, foundations, substations, onshore civil engineering works, and all offshore installation areas. Ninna has taken part in the transformation of Ørsted’s oil and gas to a company fueled by renewable energy and is currently employed by JUMBO Consulting Group as a Senior Director and Head of Procurement Management. She is passionate about creating a world that runs entirely on green energy, delivering on climate targets in green heavy industry business, and utilizing capabilities across businesses and supply chains. To achieve this goal, Ninna hopes to pass her knowledge on to her students in support of the green transition.

Contributing Instructor & Senior Consultant, JUMBO Consulting Group Jacob Thiesen

Jacob has more than 11 years of experience working with Contract Management in offshore wind. He brings extensive experience with both the sourcing and post-signing execution side of his profession. Jacob comes from a business-education background and has worked for more than a decade with Ørsted on the very largest projects in the industry. Jacob has experience in sourcing processes from A-Z for many different scopes both on- and offshore: development of sourcing strategies, ITT, supplier selection, tendering, negotiations, evaluation, and award. In many of these contracts, Jacob has also carried into execution until completion. Jacob is eager to combine his experiences in sourcing and contract management, and his deep knowledge of the offshore wind industry, to find the optimal and pragmatic solutions for any project he works on to ensure not only the best achievable contracts but more importantly, the best possible final project.

Founder & Senior Instructor, RECOA Martin Warming

Martin Schnoor Warming is the leading founder of the Renewable Construction Academy and 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, for cable installation contractors, survey companies, utility companies, and the market-leading offshore wind farm developers. For the last 10 years, he has been acting as a Senior Consultant in the offshore renewable industry, primarily in Subsea Cable Installation 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 this date, Martin has provided consultants and been involved in the design, engineering, construction, & survey of subsea power cable circuits supporting more than 10.800 MW offshore wind.

Senior Instructor Jennifer Poly

Jennifer Poly is passionate about renewable energy and the environment. A solutions-oriented lawyer, she specializes in contract management within framework agreements, cable supply and installation, and turnkey export cable contracts for offshore wind projects. She has an international and varied background, having completed her education both in the United States and Europe. Jennifer has held positions in law firms, as well as in-house counsel and contract management with a major turnkey cable manufacturer. She has worked on several large offshore wind farm projects in Europe and has experience with the nascent US Market. Jennifer accompanies and advises business partners to develop and implement the right innovative legal and commercial solutions for the company and its stakeholders. Her extensive experience within the industry has motivated her to increase her knowledge in the market through the Renewable Contract Manager Education.