14 June 2017
Offshoreenergy.dk has been visiting Rostock and Sassnitz, Germany's main ports serving the Baltic. The area offers opportunities for Danish companies.
The German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, with the ports of Rostock and Sassnitz, is very much the centre of the German offshore industry in the Baltic. From here, for example, existing wind farms such as Baltic 2 are operated and serviced, and from these ports, turbines are shipped out to projects such as E.ON’s Arkona OWF (385 mW) and Iberdrola’s Wikinger OWF (350 mW).
There are several Danish companies already active in this area, and during the visit by the cluster organisation Wind Energy Network e.V. we saw clearly that there are great opportunities for Danish companies to find relevant and interesting partners in the area.
“There are many aspects of the established German offshore wind farms that can serve as good role models for the Kriegers Flak wind farm which is under construction in Denmark. It makes sense to consider the supply chain beyond just Danish waters when we look at the opportunities in the region,” says Gustavo Ferraz de Luna, Project Manager at Offshoreenergy.dk.
The Wind Energy Network consists of 132 member companies that cover the entire value chain in the northeastern part of Germany’s offshore wind industry.
“There is great interest in developing cooperation in both existing and future projects in the region, and a stated desire to find joint innovation projects that can help to tackle the major challenges facing the offshore wind industry,” says Mikkel Juul, Head of Internationalisation at Offshoreenergy.dk.
To learn more about the opportunities and activities in the German sector of the Baltic, please contact Gustavo Ferraz de Luna – +45 4214 9175, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mikkel Juul – +45 4214 9173, email@example.com.