The Trade Mission was held over three days at the International Partnering Forum – the largest offshore conference in the western hemisphere. Hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, IPF connects global leaders and businesses in the offshore wind supply chain, offering networking opportunities and updates on the industry. During the conference, Nick and Mark met with over 30 companies who are actively involved with offshore wind developments off the US East Coast. Alongside this, they presented ForeCoast® Marine to key stakeholders at several reception events.
The Mission delegates heard from officials from the DIT and UKTI together with local State officials from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey about the support they provide to the offshore wind industry. Aswell as the IPF conference, there was the opportunity to visit a world leading blade testing facility – the Wind Technology Test Center (WTTC). Here delegates could learn about the Centre’s latest wind turbine blade testing and protype development methodologies that are being used to help deploy the next generation of offshore wind turbine technologies. Delegates also met representatives from Ørsted’s CIC Innovation Hub in Providence, Rhode Island, where tech companies and innovative start-ups are gathering to service the rapidly growing sector.
“The DIT, led by Simon Cosby (International Trade Adviser for the North East) and his team, set up an amazing week for the Mission delegates. The DIT’s International Trade Missions are a fantastic resource for exploring new markets and the huge potential the USA’s offshore wind market was clear to see. We look forward to working with the DIT and our new friends across the pond as we continue to strengthen our position in this exciting and rapidly expanding market”.
Nick Law, Technical Director
Contact Nick Law to find out more about ForeCoast® Marine's work in the USA.