Danish suppliers study US offshore wind potential at Boston event

Source: By Plamena Tisheva, SeeNews Renewable • Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2016

October 3 (SeeNews) – A workshop took place in Boston on Thursday and Friday last week to provide Danish suppliers with an overview of the supply chain potential of the US offshore wind market.

The event, called US Offshore Wind Academy, was organised by the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago and Offshoreenergy.dk. It gathered representatives of more than 60 companies from all parts of the offshore wind supply chain, Offshoreenergy.dk said on its website. Offering knowledge and expertise, many Danish firms took part in a bid to create connections with potential North American partners and clients.

The US offshore wind market is gaining traction as construction was recently completed on the country’s first offshore wind farm, the five-turbine Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts passed a law that calls for utilities to sign contracts for 1.6 GW of offshore wind power. Major offshore wind player, Danish utility Dong Energy A/S (CPH:DENERG) holds an offshore wind lease off the state’s coast. It also has a project in New Jersey.

Plamena has been a UK-focused reporter for many years. As part of the SeeNews Renewables team she is taking a keen interest in policy moves.