Raya Peterson is an associate director and leads Navigant's offshore wind solution offering. He has more than 10 years of experience working on diverse technical and commercial advisory services for investors, lenders and developers within the wind energy sector with a specific focus on offshore wind.
Raya has practical offshore wind project development, financing and execution experience combined with demonstrable track record in ensuring that projects are risk free and meet non-recourse finance lenders requirements to achieve financial close. He has led lenders advisory assignments to financial close for more than €2 billion non-recourse secured construction term loans and represented the lenders interests during the construction phase. As owners engineer he has been responsible for project development works and managed the technical and commercial due diligence process on behalf of the project owner, incl. laying the ground work for the non-recourse financing of two innovative foundation prototypes.
With comprehensive knowledge and hands-on project experience of technical, contractual and commercial aspects of offshore wind energy projects, Raya supports our Clients through a variety of expertise incl. project development, contracting strategies, contract development and negotiations, cost and project budgets estimates, risk free and project financing and due diligence. He actively uses his skills to create customer value and practical solutions.
Raya is a subject matter expert with solid knowledge on the theory and practicalities of probabilistic quantitative cost and schedule risk assessment using Monte Carlo simulation technique and has implemented this approach to size the contingency requirements of several offshore wind farms. He supports our Client in identifying, evaluating and quantifying uncertainties, as well as sizing of project specific contingency requirements. These are key areas of expertise when providing holistic auction / bidding support.
He is a forward thinker with a sense for innovation, has authored several articles in international publications and gave thought leadership presentations at offshore wind industry events.
Graduate Industrial Engineer of Energy and Environmental Management, University of Flensburg and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences