Oman-based GlassPoint Solar appoints new CEO

GlassPoint Solar's new CEO, Steven Moss, will be based in Muscat, where he will oversee the company's global operations

Steven Moss is GlassPoint Solar's new CEO.
Steven Moss is GlassPoint Solar's new CEO.

Oman-headquartered GlassPoint Solar has announced the appointment of Steven Moss as its new chief executive officer.

Moss will be responsible for leading the company’s growth plans, diversifying its project portfolio in new markets in the Middle East and North America, and commercialising its next-generation technologies, GlassPoint Solar said in a statement.

According to the supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, Moss will be based in Muscat, where he will oversee GlassPoint’s global operations.

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He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy and aerospace sector, most recently serving as the CEO of General Electric’s global renewable steam plants business.

In his role with GE, he was responsible for the commercial deployment of the company’s concentrating solar power products, including the development and manufacture of GE’s solar tower receiver and storage technology.

Before leading the renewables plant group at GE, Moss served as the vice president for industrial steam turbines at Alstom Power, where he drove Alstom’s re-entry into the industrial steam turbines market.

He also served as managing director of Alstom Aerospace. Prior to, he was the managing director of Areva’s research and technology division, which focussed on innovations in electrical transmission and distribution.

Commenting on Moss’s appointment, Zaki Selim, GlassPoint 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.”

Moss added: “GlassPoint’s commercial and technical decisions over the years have impressed me, and have established the company as the clear market leader.

“Our solar oilfield technology is playing a trend-setting role in uniting the renewables and oil and gas industries to produce today’s energy at lower costs and with less environmental impact. I look forward to leading the next chapter in GlassPoint’s success story.”

Moss, who has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, started his career as a gas turbine engineer.

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. Its active projects include the Miraah solar plant in Oman, which it is developing with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

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