Wood hires hydrogen expert to lead global H2 effort

14 July 2021

Wood, The Scottish engineering and consulting giant, has appointed Josh Carmichael as its vice president of hydrogen. The appointment is intended to give Wood a strong guiding hand in developing H2 options for utilities and nations seeking net-zero carbon emissions in their energy output. Wood is stepping up its commitment to the notion of creating green hydrogen facilities to create net-zero carbon power generation alternatives.

Mr Carmichael led his own consulting business for three years while also doing hydrogen work for Transdev in the Netherlands, and has worked for the South Australian government to help it develop its green hydrogen investment road map. In this newly created role, Mr Carmichael will lead Wood’s global hydrogen drive, working with clients, industry partners and government authorities to develop the growing hydrogen sector. Working closely with colleagues based in key hydrogen markets, he will expect to bring together Wood’s existing hydrogen expertise to position the company as a partner of choice for developing strategic and impactful hydrogen projects around the world.

“With interest in hydrogen gaining global momentum, Josh [Carmichael’s] appointment comes at a pivotal time for Wood. We have a clear strategy to stay at the forefront of the clean hydrogen revolution with the right technology, people and partnerships,” said Andy Hemingway, president of energy, innovation and optimisation at Wood.

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