Miles Wakefield

London Office
Miles joined Mclarens Natural Resources as Head of Renewables in 2019. His role is to develop the Mclarens renewable capability and the investigation of insurance claims arising from offshore and onshore renewable energy generation losses. Prior to joining the insurance industry in 2018, Miles spent more than 20 years working in offshore construction. For the last decade he was employed, by various offshore wind farm project owners and developers, managing construction and operational phases of their assets in the UK and Germany.

Miles has project managed the construction and installation of most major offshore wind farm components, including foundations, WTGs, offshore substations and subsea power cables. It was during this period that Miles acted as Deputy Installation Manager for Foundations & Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) and subsequently the Balance of Plant Manager at London Array.
His varied roles in the offshore wind construction have given him considerable experience in managing contracts and contractors and his his time in the operations phase have major component repairs including losses relating to WTG gearboxes, blades, main bearings, transformers as well as array and export cables.

NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Appointed adjuster for Hornsea 1 offshore windfarm (€15 Million)
  • Nominated loss adjuster for both CAR and OAR policies in Europe and China
  • Offshore Client Representative for monopile installations, Arkona, German Baltic, Eon Climate & Renewables
  • Foundation Installation Manager, Veja Mate, German Bight, Veja Mate GmbH
  • Offshore Installation Manager for Foundations & Wind Turbine Generators, London Array Ltd
  • Balance of Plant Manager (Operations) – London Array Ltd
  • Offshore Client Representative for transition pieces installation, Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm, SSE
  • Offshore Site Manager for foundation installation, Thanet Offshore Windfarm, Vattenfall
  • Offshore Client Representative for wind turbine installations, Robin Rigg Windfarm, Eon Climate & Renewables
  • Client Site Representative for geotechnical investigations and power cable