Padd Energy

Padd Energy Hires Technical Director to Lead Globally on Net Zero

Padd Energy has welcomed highly experienced chartered engineer Sonia Vaz Martins as Technical Director to manage and lead the firm’s net zero offering globally.

The new appointment comes at a time of unprecedented demand from public and private sector clients for well-designed and technically robust decarbonisation solutions.

Sonia joins from Sweco UK where she gained over 11 years’ experience in design and advisory services within the bioenergy sector, having previously worked in the heat and power sector. She will be based in the South of England, working closely with Padd Energy’s teams in London and nationwide.

Chris Paddey, Managing Director of Padd Energy, said: “Sonia has an impressive and broad range of experience in key areas where we have a strong reputation for excellence, including anaerobic digestion and district heating, concept design and masterplanning and feasibility and due diligence.

“We are very pleased to have the benefit of her knowledge in the investment sector, where she has worked closely with clients, stakeholders and sector leaders to support the acquisition of bioenergy assets.

Her strength in project management, continuous improvement and market analysis make her an ideal addition to our team, where technical and strategic excellence is paramount.”

Sonia said: “The scale and scope of decarbonisation projects in Padd Energy’s portfolio and its reputation in the field make it an exciting business to be part of. I am looking forward to using my knowledge and experience to support the company’s clients worldwide on their net zero journeys and shape the renewable energy sector. I am also excited to join a team of talented and passionate people, and support the growth of the business”

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