Four Danish offshore wind companies have arrived in the U.S. to begin a weeklong road show exploring potential partnerships.
Comprising the Trade Council of Denmark’s Offshore Wind Alliance, Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime design and manufacture substructures for offshore wind turbines and substations.
Starting in Boston, the alliance is meeting with potential U.S. partners in the Northeast and the Gulf Coast. In Boston, the alliance will have discussions with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, tour their New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal and meet with additional companies. After Massachusetts, the companies will have meetings in other emerging offshore wind centers such as Providence, R.I.; Baltimore; and Houston.
“We have spent 26 years developing the Danish offshore wind market,” comments Ambassador Lars Gert Lose from the Embassy of Denmark in the U.S. “A few years ago, we were focused on sharing Europe’s offshore wind success story with Americans. However, this alliance represents a new phase: We are moving from talking about potential opportunities to negotiating specific agreements. Through these agreements, we intend to work with American companies to develop innovative concepts that will deliver low-cost solutions and which will materially contribute to a dynamic U.S. offshore wind supply chain.”
The new alliance, focusing on the design and production of offshore substations and wind turbine foundations, is seeking U.S. partnerships in order to bring Denmark’s experience in offshore wind overseas. The group plans to provide an integrated platform for partnerships with American companies and offshore wind developers.