The Netherlands and the UK: Partnerships in Windpower

UK-NL Seminar & Networking Reception on the occasion of the Renewable UK Global Offshore Wind 2012 Conference on Wednesday 13 June 2012 from 15.00 -17.30 in ExCel, London.
This interactive brief seminar and networking reception will bring together companies and stakeholders in the offshore wind industry to discuss how the skills, knowledge and resources of both countries can contribute to the more viable and cost-effective development of wind parks in the North Sea.
Expert speakers
Mrs Joanneke Balfoort (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Mr David Charlesworth (Crown Estate)
Mr Reinout Wissenburg (NWEA – Netherlands Wind Energy Association (and SSE Renewables))
Mr Bert Van Dijk (Heerema Fabrication Group)
Mr Mark Ashwell (UK Trade & Investment The Netherlands)
Panel discussion moderator: Mr Frank Beiboer (Intertek METOC)
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‚Ä®Please register before 11 June per email to [email protected].
The Netherlands is an excellent business partner for companies in the UK offshore wind energy industry. With the UK as the largest offshore wind market in Europe, and the Netherlands’ experience and expertise in offshore wind engineering, construction and installation, our two countries’ industries are ideally placed to join forces. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands recognised the potential of mutually beneficial collaboration early on and has organised several events focused on the offshore wind industry. Working together with UK Trade & Invest on the Going Dutch: Partnerships in Windpower conference in Cambridge and the incoming trade mission of Dutch companies organised by the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce in 2011, the Netherlands and UK have actively sought collaboration and partnerships to share knowledge in installation of turbines, grid connections and turbine design.