Wind Energy – Appointment
Equinor US appoints Sam Byrne as Vice President of Operations in Equinor Renewables Americas.
Sam brings extensive experience in the renewable energy sector to Equinor. He most recently served as Vice President responsible for Operations & Maintenance at Vestas Wind Systems in Asia-Pacific for both onshore and offshore wind farms, as well as solar and battery storage sites.
His responsibilities covered 13 countries and approximately 15GW of wind farms either in operations or being commissioned, and he previously worked in the company’s corporate strategy and M&A divisions.
Sam will be responsible for leading and overseeing Equinor’s US offshore wind operations and maintenance activities, while ensuring development and execution of safe, efficient, and cost-effective operations.
He will be accountable for the safety and security of people as well as Equinor’s US offshore wind assets.
Sam also worked previously for McKinsey & Co., where he primarily focused on the energy sector in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.A. in International Economics and International Relations with a concentration in Energy, Resources, and Environment from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.