Glasspoint names new CEO to push solar powered oil production into new markets

Glasspoint names new CEO to push solar powered oil production into new markets
GlassPoint Solar's new CEO Steven Moss.
Published: 20 March 2018 - 1:39 a.m.
By: Jonathan Sheikh-Miller

GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, has announced the appointment of Steven Moss as CEO. An industry veteran, Steven will lead GlassPoint’s growth plans, diversifying its project portfolio in new markets in the Middle East and North America and commercialising its next generation technologies. 

Managing global operations from Muscat, Oman, Moss will oversee GlassPoint’s expanding global business, including the Miraah solar plant under development with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the Belridge Solar project with Aera Energy in California.

Moss has 30 years’ experience in the energy and aerospace sectors. He most recently served as the CEO of General Electric’s (GE) global renewable steam plants business, where he oversaw the delivery of geothermal, biomass and solar thermal plant solutions around the world.

Zaki Selim, GlassPoint’s Non-Executive Chairman said, “Steven brings a solid track record of building businesses across industrial markets, where he’s developed diverse product portfolios and turnkey power plants. He also brings extensive experience in the global renewables business, particularly on the design and construction of solar thermal projects. Steven’s versatile background will strengthen GlassPoint’s position as the leader in solar for oil and gas and accelerate our expansion to new markets across the globe.”

As the head of the renewable steam plants division at GE, and previously Alstom Power, Moss was responsible for the commercial deployment of its concentrating solar power products, including the development and manufacture of GE’s solar tower receiver and storage technology.

GlassPoint operates across seven locations and counts Royal Dutch Shell and the State General Reserve Fund, the largest sovereign wealth fund in Oman, among its shareholders.

The company’s solar steam technology has been deployed on oilfields around the world. In Oman, GlassPoint and PDO commissioned the first 100 megawatts of the gigawatt-scale Miraah solar plant late last year on schedule. Miraah is now in daily operations and meeting all targets for steam output required by the Amal field.

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