22 June 2016
The Americans need offshore wind expertise to help them build the supply chain. Participate in the event ‘US Offshore Wind Academy’ in Boston in September where you have the opportunity to team up with American companies.
The ‘U.S. Offshore Wind Academy 2016’ will be focusing on understanding the technical challenges and opportunities for current and future offshore projects in the U.S. The event will end with a B2B speed-networking session consisting of a series of 15-minute meetups allowing the participants to create a foundation for future collaboration.
“The offshore wind market in the U.S. is emerging - especially at the east coast where there are a number of projects in progress. Meanwhile the Americans have a great challenge: They do not have the necessary supply chain to complete the projects,” says Jeppe Fredslund, Director, Wind Energy Advisory from the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago.
He and his colleague Tim Moegelvang Villandsen Senior Commercial Advisor visited Head of International Projects Mikkel Juul from Offshoreenergy.dk earlier this month. The objective was to proceed with the joint planning of the ‘US Offshore Wind Academy’ in September that gives Danish companies the opportunity to get further knowledge about the market and to find American business partners.
”A lot of American companies have competences from the offshore oil & gas industry that make them able to deliver a range of services to the offshore wind industry. However, they lack knowledge and experience within a number of areas. For instance erecting an offshore wind turbine, operation and maintenance of an offshore wind farm and development of a port suitable for offshore wind installations and maintenance,” Jeppe Fredslund explains.
He mentions that when teaming up with the American companies they should be considered as the main driver and the Danish companies as the missing pieces in the supply chain that can add the needed value.
Both the Consulate and Offshoreenergy.dk look forward to the Academy that takes place 29 and 30 September in Boston.
“This initiative can bring Danish offshore wind suppliers closer to business ‘over there’. We hope that many Danish offshore wind companies are interested in taking advantage of this great opportunity and will make a follow-up to ensure that they get the most out of the trip,” says Mikkel Juul.
About ‘U.S. Offshore Wind Academy 2016’
- 29 September: Conference. The subject is ‘Establish an overview and understanding of the supply chain potential’. Among the speakers from Denmark are management representatives from DONG Energy, Siemens, Bladt Industries, Niras and Semco.
- 30 September: Workshops where the participants are divided into groups : Development & consent, one balance of plant, installation & commissioning and Operation & Maintenance.
For more information please contact Head of International Projects Mikkel Juul at firstname.lastname@example.org