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January 25, 2021

Subsea Battery Developer EC-OG Names Chairman to Help it Grow

Bob MacDonald - Credid: EC-OG

Bob MacDonald - Credid: EC-OG

Aberdeen-based subsea battery developer EC-OG has appointed Bob MacDonald, a former Wood Group man - now Wood - as Chairman.

MacDonald previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Specialist Technology Solutions (STS) business for energy services specialist Wood.

MacDonald is a Chartered Engineer & Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), a Fellow & Council Member of the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) and has been involved with the government initiative ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ (DYW) since its inception.

He joins EC-OG, the company founded in 2013 with the purpose of delivering clean energy technologies, such as its Halo system, a modular and scalable battery storage solution and gateway for renewable energy that provides uninterrupted power supply predominantly for seabed use. 



Richard Knox, Managing Director at EC-OG said: “The Coronavirus crisis has underlined how important sustainability will be to the future of the energy industry. EC-OG manufactures world-leading energy management products that will help the industry reduce its carbon footprint. The business is now poised for a period of rapid growth and the appointment of Bob as Chairman, with a strong track record of diversifying and internationalizing businesses on a global scale, will be a great catalyst to accelerate the ambitions of our business.”

Bob MacDonald said: “EC-OG’s target market within energy transition will grow exponentially over the next few years, driven by demands from regulators and public sentiment. EC-OG has excellent products, a great team, and an impressive track record. I’m thrilled to be able to bring my experience to the business at this exciting time in its development.”
For illustration - Credit: EC-OG

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