Danish offshore sector joins forces to increase competitiveness

New initiative will facilitate innovation and the development of new commercial and technical solutions for companies in the Danish offshore wind sector.

Offshore Wind Denmark has launched a new initiative to improve the competitiveness in the Danish offshore wind sector. Companies in the offshore industry will get the opportunity to meet and cooperatively develop new commercial and technical solution in innovation groups, which will push developments.

-The innovation initiative is aimed at all companies affiliated with offshore wind energy in Denmark. This means that the initiative also comprises foreign companies with a department in Denmark. The initiative is wide in scope to include a broad array of stakeholders across the entire value chain, and it is an offer to the offshore sector to strengthen its competitiveness through innovation and business development, explains Chief Operating Officer at the Danish Wind Industry Association, Jakob Lau Holst.

Joint innovation
The initiative builds on the idea that offshore companies can advance by sharing knowledge and expertise about common challenges, ultimately benefitting the offshore sector as a whole.

-The Danish wind industry has a unique approach to business development. It is considered an advantage to share our common issues and challenges with other companies in the industry and listen to shared input and solutions. This way, we raise the bar for innovation, and work processes, standards and products are optimised, says Jakob Lau Holst.

About Offshore Wind Denmark
Offshore Wind Denmark is a joint initiative between the Danish Wind Industry Association and Offshoreenergy.dk funded by growth forum of Southern Denmark. The project will run until the end of 2016.