K2 Management, an offshore wind project engineering and management consulting firm based in Denmark, has announced that it will provide consulting services to Cape Wind. The company will also open its North American office in Massachusetts.
Managing Director Carsten Ploug Jensen will be responsible for the implementation and development of K2 Management in North America in order to provide project management and engineering consultancy services to the developing offshore wind power market.
‘What we are seeing now is an emerging offshore wind power cluster forming in Massachusetts because of Cape Wind and the leadership of Governor Deval Patrick, which is why K2 Management is choosing to base our North American operations here,’ says Jensen.
K2 Management will open its office in Riverside Center in Newton and plans to hire and train between five and 10 new employees from the local workforce in the coming period.
The firm plans to help Cape Wind execute a contract with a balance-of-plant contractor and oversee project construction.
‘This is another sign of an emerging offshore wind sector in Massachusetts; K2 Management will bring its experience and expertise to help Cape Wind be successful and to help train our local workforce in offshore wind construction project management,’ says Jim Gordon, president of Cape Wind.