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VerdErg's vision is for every community, no matter how remote, to have access to clean, affordable energy which doesn't harm the environment. We recognise that global attempts to lower carbon emissions go in vain if solutions do not also work in conjunction with nature.

Empowering communities. Our technologies minimise negative impact to oceans, estuaries and rivers, while also maximising existing local capabilities of people and industry.

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Robert Kettle

Group Chief Engineer

Robert has been with VerdErg since 2010. He has a MSc in Civil and Maritime Engineering from the University of Liverpool and is a Chartered Engineer and a member of IMechE. He leads the design and engineering of all technology aspects of VETT.


Karla Quintao
Senior Engineer & Market Lead
South America 

Karla joined VerdErg in February 2018. She has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering with a particular focus on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Karla previously worked in the US where she helped to design and operate a bio-diesel plant and has also worked as a Test Engineer at the British Standards Institution.


Olivia Akkerman

Marketing & Operations Manager

The newest member of the VerdErg Team, Olivia joined in July 2020. Prior to this she was Senior Marketing Advisor to a multinational EPC contractor serving the oil and gas, offshore wind and carbon capture industries. Olivia has an MBA from Aberdeen University, a MA from University of London and BA from University of Leeds.

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Lars Boerner

Managing Director

Lars Joined VerdErg in 2014 taking over the day to day management and business development  of VerdErg. He previously worked on large infrastructure and renewable energy projects across Europe and North America.


Peter Roberts

Group Chairman

Peter is the inventor of VETT and founder and owner of VerdErg. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in the Offshore Industry, initially in Engineering, deepwater project development for example in the north sea, and subsequently in Corporate Management and business ownership.


Renato Martins

Financial & Administration Director

Renato has 20 years of experience in commercial/contracts, finance and human resources management in the offshore Oil & Gas industries, at all levels up to and including Finance and Administration Director. 


VerdErg Renewable Energy is proud to be a member of the British Hydropower Association and the BHA Tidal Range Alliance.

VerdErg Renewable Energy was recognised by Energy CIO Insights as "one of the top ten companies that are at the forefront of providing renewable energy solutions and transforming businesses".

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Winner: Natural Energy Award

Awarded to the most significant achievement towards the exploitation and adoption of natural energy sources.

Runner up: Rushlight Award

Awarded to the overall winner of the Gala Dinner for their substantial contribution to addressing environmental issues.

Commended: Marine & Hydro Energy Award

Awarded to the most significant achievement in harnessing energy from a marine or inland waterway environment.

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