A picture from Cathie Associates visit to the US’ first commercial offshore wind farm; Block Island.
The Trade Council of Denmark and four Danish companies with significant experience in offshore wind are seeking to share their capabilities and know-how with partners in the US.
Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime last month announced they have joined forces with the Trade Council’s Wind Energy Advisory (WEA), based in Chicago. The alliance is focused on the design and production of offshore substations and various types of turbine foundations. A key goal of the partners is to expand the trans-Atlantic exchange of Denmark’s offshore wind experience.
WEA members say knowledge transfer will be critical to ensuring rapid project execution at the lowest possible cost in the US. The Danish government is already sharing regulatory successes and failures with the US’ the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the new alliance aims to build on that by creating partnerships with US companies as they build an offshore wind industry, and the supply chain for it, said Ambassador Lars Gert Lose from the Embassy of Denmark.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) in April published the “Danish Experiences from Offshore Wind Development” report, sharing some lessons learned over 25 years of offshore wind industry in the country. It is available here.