New Wave Media

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

Marine Technology Magazine Cover Jan 2021 - Underwater Vehicle Annual

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.

Marine Technology ENews subscription

Marine Technology ENews is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for MTR E-news