BP has added to its growing energy transition team, hiring Worley stalwart Eoghan Quinn as strategy vice president for renewables and power.

Quinn spent almost a decade at Worley, where he was prominent in shaping the global contractor’s energy transition strategy, most recently as vice president for power and new energy.

“This opportunity aligns perfectly with my passion for a global energy transition,” Quinn said. “I’m looking forward to working alongside industry leaders at BP to make this happen.”

He is the latest in a string of energy transition big-hitters to join BP in recent years, including gas and low-carbon energy chief Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath from RWE and offshore wind head Matthias Bausenwein from Orsted.

The direction of BP — and other oil and gas giants — in renewables and the energy transition is under scrutiny as they weigh the profits on offer from green projects with those in their core hydrocarbons sectors.

Chief executive Bernard Looney has insisted BP remains committed to its transition agenda, although executives have stressed the focus in offshore wind is squarely on projects that fit with a wider integrated energy strategy.

BP proved it still has major ambitions in offshore wind in Germany’s record tender in July, when it was the biggest winner.

* A version of this article first appeared in Upstream’s renewables sister publication, Recharge

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