Clément Weber, GreenGiraffe - Why ScotWind is only the beginning for floating
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In this video, A Word About Wind’s Editor in Chief Richard Heap interviews Clément Weber, Managing Director, GreenGiraffe
Clément is a founder of Green Giraffe and heads the London office, which he founded in 2011 and returned to after heading the Paris office in 2017-2019
He coordinates Green Giraffe’s efforts in floating offshore wind and has led multiple transactions in offshore and onshore wind, both on the equity and debt side. He led the Walney offshore wind debt financing (367 MW, United Kingdom, 2012), the Rentel offshore wind senior and mezzanine debt raising (309 MW, Belgium, 2016), and the Alizé onshore wind portfolio sale (71 MW, France, 2017). Most recently, Clément closed six development funding transactions in floating offshore wind in California (700 MW, 2018), Hawaii (500 MW, 2018), South Korea (>500 MW, 2019), the United Kingdom (380 MW, 2020), Italy (200 MW, 2020) and Ireland (1,000 MW, 2021)
He developed Green Giraffe’s offtake advisory expertise and supervised the sourcing of all its European renewable energy electricity for a large international corporation
Before founding Green Giraffe, Clément worked at Dexia in Paris in 2008-10 within the project finance team. Prior to that, he spent a year in Beijing at AFD in 2006-07
He graduated from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and holds an MSc in project finance from Université Paris X