Expertise

Life cycle of an offshore wind farm project (c) Johannes Dimas
Our experience is covering the full life cycle of offshore wind farm projects

Johannes Dimas supports international transactions in the offshore industry as well as the development and the construction of on- and offshore wind farms. He has been extensively involved in the German offshore wind energy development already since 2000. Since several years he is engaged in Brazil.

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Engagement in Brazil

IBAMA hearing in 2019
IBAMA expert hearing in July 2019, Brasilia

Johannes Dimas is engaged in international business and project development. In the course of his engagement on the Brazilian market, he advises public authorities and the industry in Brazil.

He actively promotes the sustainable transformation of the energy sector and is partnering with national and international organizations. As part of his commitment, he held various workshops on wind energy – e.g. for the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the National Operator of the Electric System (ONS), and other governmental agencies; organised by the national Energy Research Office (EPE) and the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ).

His work contributed to the Offshore Roadmap Brazil which was published beginning of 2020 by EPE. Furthermore, he was appointed as expert of the hearing on the environmental licensing standard for offshore wind farms by the federal Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA).

The expert trip to Germany in May, 2019
Missão Técnica Eólica Offshore

In 2019, Johannes Dimas organized together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brazil-Germany in Rio de Janeiro (AHK-RJ) a high-level professional exchange between Germany and Brazil. Next to big players like Petrobras and Mitsui, around 10 medium sized Brazilian companies and research institutes took advantage of the expert trip Missão Técnica Eólica Offshore to Germany. Currently, there are two new Brazilian Wind Energy Delegations planned, one for the offshore and one for the onshore sector.

Johannes Dimas is also engaged in the fields of R&D and education. In this field, he collaborated amongst others with the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), the AHK-RJ, the institute COPPE of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and the Instituto Superior de Inovação e Tecnologia (ISITEC). In 2018 and 2019, Johannes Dimas gave guest lectures for the postgraduate courses European Energy Manager (EUREM) and Gestão de Energias Renováveis (GENRE) in Rio de Janeiro.

As business analyst, Johannes Dimas reports on the Brazilian market to Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the course of this engagement, he assessed the potential of renewable resources for a green hydrogen economy with a focus on the energy transition in Chile and Brazil. In addition, he benchmarked the status quo of green hydrogen regulations in Latin America.

Offshore Track Record in Europe

Heli-Hoist (c) Johannes Dimas 2013
Safety first!

Johannes Dimas has coordinated environmental impact assessments and coauthored approval applications for the first German offshore wind farm projects, e.g. the DanTysk project. As well as this, he has planned and supervised the first drillings for a wind farm development in the Baltic Sea, and was involved in the construction of the first German offshore wind research platform in 2002.

At Vattenfall Europe, he was responsible for the onshore wind energy installations. Commencing in 2005, he designed jointly with the headquarters the Vattenfall Europe's Offshore Strategy. Hence, he paved the way for the successful offshore market entry. This was associated with several offshore project transactions (e.g. DanTysk, and alpha ventus) and the decarbonisation of the utility. In a joint venture with E-on and EWE AG, he led the Vattenfall team of alpha ventus, the first German deep water wind farm, producing since 2009.

In a long line of achievements, he was Project Director of Vattenfall's first offshore high-voltage grid connection for the Baltic 1 wind farm, Technical-Commercial Project Coordinator of the Trianel Borkum I, and Project Director of the Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm. By the end of 2017, Johannes Dimas gave special attention to the renewable business and international portfolio development of Trianel division in Hamburg.

Apart from this, he gave between 2009 and 2011 advice to major international companies of the wind industry from Americas, Asia, and Europe on behalf of Germany's federal government.

Membership

Johannes Dimas is actively promoting the German energy transition and is member of the The German Wind Energy Association (BWE).

Logo (C) Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V.
...member since 2001

The German Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V., BWE), with some 20,000 members, is one of the world's largest associations in the renewables sector. For years, the BWE has been successful in expanding wind power in Germany. Furthermore, BWE experts work in international associations such as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).