Enhanced business development team takes shape at EQTEC

31 March 2021
The leading sustainable waste-to-energy business, EQTEC plc, is expanding its Business Development capabilities by placing new industry professionals into Business Development Manager roles, to drive the development of the company’s advanced gasification plants around the world.
Alessandro Nanotti joins with oversight of potential and existing opportunities in Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal and France and additionally in Ireland, along with partner, Carbon Sole. Alessandro has over 15 years’ experience as a commercial and business development manager in the energy sector. He worked in LNG, gas and power with Eni SpA and most recently with Powerglobal Europe, covering a variety of activities including cross-border commercial negotiations, business development, contract management, corporate strategy and business consulting. Alessandro brings expertise in structuring and negotiating contractual frameworks and in working in complex, cross-cultural environments.  He has worked across Europe in Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Greece and UK and globally, in China, central Asia and Africa.
Shujie Liu will lead all of the company’s potential and existing projects in Greece, working closely with partners at ewerGy and ECO Hellas on what is already a very healthy pipeline of plants that EQTEC is pursuing. In addition, she will help build relationships with strong partners in new European and Asian markets. Shujie has extensive experience in international sales and business development in energy equipment & systems, and specifically over the past five years, she worked as an International Sales Engineer at Gruppo AB Cogeneration across Europe, UK, China and USA, based in Italy. Prior to AB, Shujie worked at the Spanish Energy Regulator CNMC. Shujie brings her comprehensive knowledge of technologies, systems, customers and services in the energy sector and in particular, co/tri-generation, distributed generation and bioenergy. 
Shujie and Alessandro join existing Business Development Manager, Sean Ruane. Sean has been part of the EQTEC team since January 2020, with responsibility for all projects being developed in the UK. His experience includes M&E Engineering and extensive project development in the green energy sector. Sean is currently leading the progress of three RDF waste-to-energy plants that are in various stages of development: at Billingham, Teesside, the UK’s first to feature EQTEC advanced gasification technology, at Southport, Merseyside, and Deeside in Flintshire, Wales.

David Palumbo, CEO, commented: “I’m really pleased to add Alessandro and Shujie to our business development team. These individuals will all drive efforts to qualify and prioritise pipeline opportunities, foster strong partnerships to collaborate on and tender and work with specific go-to market partners to bring projects to financial close, on time and on budget, and see them through until they are commissioned. It’s an exciting time for us to lead the development of commercial and sustainable waste-to-energy projects featuring our advanced gasification technology.”