Bob Chestnutt

Senior Project Director 

Bob joined Aldwych International, now Anergi, in May 2006 and successfully led the 90MW Rabai Project in Kenya to financial close in October 2008. Having been the Aldwych Project Director for the 310MW Lake Turkana Wind project in Northern Kenya during its development phase, Bob is now a Director of the project company, Lake Turkana Wind Power. This award-winning project has completed its construction phase and is now in operation. Through the course of his career, Bob has successfully participated in most aspects of development and financial structuring of complex projects in developing markets. 

Bob began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with the Northern Ireland Electricity Service (NIES) in power plant operations gaining experience of coal, oil, and gas turbine technology. Following the acquisition by AES, together with Tractebel, of two of NIES’s plants in 1992, Bob was one of a small team responsible for award-winning refinancing this acquisition on the London Capital Markets. After nine years in Northern Ireland with NIES, Bob joined AES in 1995 as a Project Director based in London involved both in development and in operations support throughout Africa and Europe. 

Bob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ulster and an MBA from the Ulster Business School.