International green energy company Ignitis Renewables continues to expand further and attracts even more energy experts – senior engineering professional, Duncan Barker, with over 15 years’ experience in the international energy sector, starts as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the company’s head office in Vilnius.

“I am truly privileged to join a great team of skilled and enthusiastic professionals to cooperate in expanding renewable energy projects across all the Baltic countries and in Poland. This region has huge potential for renewables and my goal as CTO is for Ignitis Renewables to fulfill this potential in a technically robust and cost-effective manner. My goal is to utilize my experience to bring international best practice to projects being developed by Ignitis Renewables,” says Duncan Barker.

“The Ignitis Renewables team continues to expand, and our goal is to attract as many international energy professionals as necessary to meet our main target of 4 GW of installed green generation capacity by 2030. We are delighted that Duncan has joined, with his international experience in project development and renewable technology, to help us move faster towards our goal,” says Thierry Aelens, CEO at Ignitis Renewables.

Dr. Barker brings global experience of a diverse range of energy sector projects and technologies into Ignitis Renewables. This includes hydrogen, onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, biomass-fired plants, biogas, energy from waste, biofuel production, hydropower, geothermal power, gas-fired power, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC).

Since the beginning of this year, the Ignitis Renewables team has doubled from 31 to 71 employees. The company is now actively hiring even more energy professionals: engineers, environment and permitting project managers, business development managers and many more.