RWE’s Safety Manager Appointed as CWind’s Global Head of SHEQ

CWind has created a new role in business to ensure that it continues to develop and maintain the highest levels of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) as it expands its global footprint.

Mr Kevin ‘Pat’ Paton has been appointed to the role of Global Head of SHEQ, making him responsible for the SHEQ functions of CWind Ltd and its subsidiary companies within the UK and Germany.

Mr Paton joins the company from RWE, where he occupied the position of HSE&S Manager, responsible for multiple European offshore renewable energy projects such as Gwynt y Môr and Galloper in the UK and Innogy 1 and Nord See Ost in Germany. Prior to this he was active in the oil & gas industry, as Projects HSSE Manager at Petrofac, where he managed all HSSE matter on multiple project sites in the MENA region. He began his career in the Royal Navy Submarine Service spending 17 years as a Nuclear Engineering Officer and as part of the Flotilla SHEQ Department. Pat brings over 20 years of experience in managing SHEQ systems to CWind.

In his new position, Pat is responsible for not only developing the safety culture of the business and progressing the company’s strategic SHEQ goals but also to ensuring the CWind brand promise provides a single safe system of work that delivers solutions with the least risk possible working to achieve zero injuries.

Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director at CWind commented on the appointment of Mr Paton: “Pat’s appointment gives us a fresh take on SHEQ operations at CWind – helping us to maintain and build on our already high standards. I am confident Pat’s appointment will support CWind in its continuous drive to achieving SHEQ excellence in all of our business areas within the offshore wind industry.” 

Commenting on his new appointment, Pat said: “CWind has a reputation for quality and excellence within its field and this, teamed with the company’s forward thinking outlook, is what attracted me to the position. Working to maintain SHEQ standards in one of the harshest and most hostile environments within the Renewable Industry and brings with it a range of challenges. Achieving the highest levels of safety performance requires participation from every employee. At CWind our ‘Safety First’ program allows all employees to fulfil the role of functional line safety. Looking into CWind’s future vision, we are upping our game in health and safety and I’m excited by the challenge.” 

Image: CWind (Illustration)

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