Successful NBCC trade mission on Offshore Wind to the UK
Using the RenewableUK conference Global Offshore Wind in Manchester on 12 and 13 June 2013 as the backdrop, the NBCC has organised a successful trade mission to the United Kingdom for Dutch companies operating in the offshore wind sector.
Twelve Dutch companies, some world market leaders in their field, representing a range of specialisations and expertise in the offshore wind sector, joined the NBCC on the three day programme.
The following companies participated in the mission:
Ampelmann Operations Amsterdam Ymuiden Offshore Port Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie BV Boskalis Offshore Marine Contracting Deep BV Mammoet Europe BV Oceanteam shipping Oceanwide Offshore Services Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV Smulders Projects TOS
A full list of profiles of the participating Dutch companies can be accessed here.
On the first day of the mission, match-making meetings were organised by the NBCC for the Dutch delegates with leading companies in the British offshore wind market such as DONG, Energy, Vattenfall, Eneco, KBR and Mainstream Renewables.
Alongside the matchmaking programme, the mission offered an opportunity for the delegates to visit the Offshore Wind convention and exhibition.
The delegation also joined a number of local sectoral social events such as the network reception organised by Siemens at the end of Day 1 of the Conference.
The following day various Dutch company representatives participated in the Share Fair event, during which major developers such as Iberdrola, Statoil and Dong Energy presented their future plans and supply chain requirements.
The Netherlands Embassy in the UK provided a valuable contribution to the mission through the organisation of a local seminar event in cooperation with the Netherlands Business Support Organisation in Manchester (NBSO) and the Dutch wind energy association NWEA.
The various events offered the participants useful networking possibilities and potential access to tremendous business opportunities in a market which is expected to grow substantially in the years to come.
The various presentations delivered during the programme are available to NBCC members. Please contact us here to make your enquiry.
The NBCC will be hosting a series of trade missions to the UK in the remainder of 2013 and beyond. These will be dedicated to selected sectors such as offshore wind energy, cycling, oil and gas and food and drink for which good commercial opportunities are perceived in the UK market.