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Final month, Nick Legislation (Technical Director, JBA Consulting) and Mark Lawless (Director, JBA Consulting) touched down in New Jersey, USA, as a part of The Division for Worldwide Commerce’s Northern Powerhouse Offshore Wind Commerce Mission. The delegation, which comprised 17 established UK exporters and high-growth companies, showcased a few of the better of British offshore wind experience to help the fast progress of the East Coast offshore wind sector.
The Commerce Mission was held over three days on the Worldwide Partnering Discussion board 2022 – the most important offshore convention within the western hemisphere. Hosted by the Enterprise Community for Offshore Wind, IPF connects international leaders and companies within the offshore wind provide chain, providing networking alternatives and updates on the trade. In the course of the convention, Nick and Mark met with over 30 firms who’re actively concerned with offshore wind developments off the US East Coast. Alongside this, they introduced ForeCoast Marine to key stakeholders at a number of reception occasions.
By means of varied group conferences, the Mission delegates heard from officers from the DIT and UKTI along with native State officers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey concerning the help they supply to the offshore wind trade.
Along with their time on the IPF convention, delegates additionally visited a world main blade testing facility – the Wind Know-how Take a look at Heart (WTTC) – within the Massachusetts Clear Vitality Centre. Right here they learnt concerning the Heart’s newest wind turbine blade testing and protype improvement methodologies that are getting used to assist the wind trade deploy the following technology of offshore wind turbine applied sciences.
Delegates additionally met representatives from Ørsted’s CIC Innovation Hub in Windfall, Rhode Island, the place tech firms and modern start-ups are gathering to service the quickly rising sector.
Reflecting on the Commerce Mission, Nick Legislation (Technical Director, JBA Consulting) stated
“The DIT, led by Simon Cosby (Worldwide Commerce Adviser for the North East) and his crew, arrange an incredible week for the Mission delegates. The DIT’s Worldwide Commerce Missions are a implausible useful resource for exploring new markets and the large potential the USA’s offshore wind market was clear to see. We look ahead to working with the DIT and our new buddies throughout the pond as we proceed to strengthen our place on this thrilling and quickly increasing market”.
Outfitted with new data, enterprise contacts and insights into the US’s burgeoning offshore wind power sector, Nick and Mark at the moment are within the again within the UK following up on the wealth of recent enterprise leads recognized through the journey.
In the event you’d wish to study extra about our work within the USA or want to find out how ForeCoast Marine can optimise your offshore wind venture, please get in contact at [email protected]
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