OWIB and Invest in Denmark attract  

foreign offshore wind turbine companies to Denmark

2011.05.25

Invest in Denmark joins the OWIB to market Danish competences in wind power to foreign wind energy companies.

owib offshore wind 

Offshore Center Danmark is joining forces with Invest in Denmark to market Denmark to foreign companies in the offshore wind energy sector. Invest in Denmark is under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, which is making an effort to attract foreign investments that can create knowledge-intensive jobs in Denmark.

Invest in Denmark is going to use Offshore Center Danmark’s international event for the offshore wind turbine sector in November, known as the Offshore Wind International Business2Business Event, as a platform for marketing the strong Danish wind energy sector internationally – for instance in relation to Germany.

Regional Project Manager Kim Schultz explains:
“OWIB is one of the largest events in the European offshore wind turbine sector and is the obvious venue for Invest in Denmark to enter into a dialogue with foreign companies. The idea of  gathering operators, producers, suppliers, energy companies and advisors for a kind of speed dating is unique, and Invest in Denmark sees the event as an obvious opportunity to market Denmark internationally.”

Kim Schultz says Denmark enjoys a high status among other countries in offshore wind turbine technology and that it is obvious that we should seize this opportunity to market this country to companies abroad with a view to having them establish themselves in Denmark.

Kim Schultz adds:
“The offshore wind turbine sector is growing. Not only Germany and Britain are well underway with new offshore wind farms; also the US, China and other countries have spotted the opportunities offered by offshore wind farms, and our aim is to create Danish jobs in a rapidly growing sector.”

Underlines international appeal

OWIB – the Offshore Wind International Business2Business event – is an international forum organized by Offshore Center Danmark where companies can have brief, informal meetings to meet new suppliers and partners and market themselves to potential customers. Participants at the OWIB are provided with a list of all those who have signed up. They can then ask to have meetings with representatives from specific businesses, energy companies or industry organizations. Offshore Center Danmark will organize the meetings so that as many people as possible will have the chance to talk to each other.

As was the case last year, the two wind turbine manufacturers Vestas and Siemens Wind Power, the energy companies DONG Energy and Vattenfall plus a number of Danish and foreign sub-suppliers will be present. Moreover, Invest in Denmark will have a stand in the exhibition area. 

Manager Renewables Morten Holmager from Offshore Center Danmark says:
“We’re very pleased that Invest in Denmark is involved in the OWIB because it underlines the international appeal of the event. Last year 2,200 contacts and appointments about further meetings were made in the course of one single day. There’s no doubt that Invest in Denmark will obtain many relevant contacts, and we consider this to be a seal of approval for our event.”

Offshore Center Denmark

Offshore Center Danmark is a national knowledge and innovation centre for the Danish offshore sector. Since the centre was founded in 2003, it has organized conferences and networking events and initiated development projects with a view to strengthening development and employment in the offshore sector. Participation in international collaborations such as POWER cluster and South Baltic OFFER ensures that the spotlight is turned on opportunities for international collaboration in the wind turbine sector.

Invest in Denmark

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Invest in Denmark aims to attract foreign investment to Denmark that will create knowledge-intensive jobs and growth in green energy, life sciences and IT. Please read more at www.investindk.com.

Invest in Denmark collaborates formally and closely with the North Denmark Region, Region Mid-Jutland and the Region of Southern Denmark in the association Vestdansk Investeringsfremme, FVI, that promotes investments in western Denmark. The purpose is to attract knowledge-intensive investments and jobs to western Denmark. Invest in Denmark and the association Vestdansk Investeringsfremme have 7 regional project managers, who are located in Aalborg, Herning, Aarhus and Odense.

Please read more about the OWIB 2011 and order brochures at www.owib.dk. Here you can also sign up for the event and subscribe to a newsletter.

For further information, please contact Regional Project Manager Kim Schultz at kimsch@um.dk or read more about wind power in Denmark here on the website.

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