USA Offshore Wind Briefing (6 February)

Aanvangsdatum: 06-Feb-2019
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Work together in the PIB program and take your next steps on the American market!

The United States, particularly the East Coast, has enormous potential with world-class offshore wind resources. With several development tenders to be issued in 2019, the time is right to capitalize on business opportunities on this interesting market. Are you working in the offshore wind sector and expanding your business activities to the United States? Join the PIB Offshore Wind U.S. and receive dedicated support from the Dutch government for a period of three years.

What is the PIB Offshore Wind U.S.?
PIB (Partners for International Business) is a public-private venture, made possible by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). It is aimed at enhancing the visibility and position of participating companies on promising foreign markets. NWEA/HHWE, supported by strategic partners InnovationQuarter (IQ) and IRO, are taking the lead in building a powerful Dutch offshore wind cluster focused on the East Coast of the U.S.

For the Dutch offshore wind supply chain this provides an opportunity to get a foothold on this promising market. With the back-up of the Dutch government and the benefits of the power in numbers that comes along with it, the aim of the programme is to eventually provide a platform for the individual cluster members to be actively involved in forthcoming offshore wind projects in the U.S.

What is the potential of Offshore Wind in the U.S?
Offshore Wind in the U.S. has enormous potential. Particularly the East Coast is having world-class wind resources. State policies in Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island are the vital drivers for the offshore wind industry. There are currently 12 active commercial leases for offshore wind development that, once fully built, support approximately 15 GW of offshore wind capacity.

Due to the lack of specific knowledge, technology and experience in offshore wind projects, the U.S. is open for cooperation with innovative companies from Europe. Local content is a very important issue in State policies. This means that establishing local partnerships will be key for having success.  The PIB Offshore Wind Consortium Cluster is established to anticipate on current and future opportunities and to provide a platform for Dutch companies to enter this promising market.

What are the benefits for your company?
Joining the PIB Offshore Wind U.S. means that your company can benefit from dedicated government support in the next three years, focusing on:
•             collective branding through the new Dutch Offshore Wind branding concept wind & water works;
•             numerous promotional activities such as trade shows, trade missions and matchmaking;
•             economic diplomacy support by the Netherlands diplomatic network in the U.S.
•             supply chain analysis and regular market updates; and
•             transfer of knowledge through joint research projects and training.

To fully support the PIB participants with these activities, a local liaison officer will be appointed. This will be an experienced professional with detailed knowledge of the US energy market and an extensive relevant network in both the public- and private sector.

Requirements and costs
For an annual participation fee of only EUR 3,500 you can join all the above activities (including trade missions and trade shows) and benefit from the enhanced exposure of your company towards the U.S. Offshore Wind market and its (public and private) stakeholders.

First activity: PIB trade mission in April 2019
The first PIB activity will be a trade mission to the U.S., organized from 8 to 11 April 2019, in conjunction with the International Partnering Forum 2019 (IPF 2019) in New York, organised by the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind.

At IPF 2019, PIB participants are offered the possibility to display their company logo, brochures and video at the joint Wind & Water Holland stand. Moreover, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), earmarking an important milestone for bilateral cooperation in offshore wind between The Netherlands and the United States.

Interested to apply? Attend the briefing meeting in Rotterdam
Companies that would like to learn more about PIB and the IPF trade mission, are welcome to visit the briefing on Wednesday 6th of February 2019 16:00 – 18:00 hrs., which will be hosted by IQ at CIC Rotterdam (4th floor of Groothandelsgebouw, directly next to Central Station).

You can register for the briefing by filling in the online form below. For any other questions or additional information please feel free to send an e-mail to Arjen Schutten ( or Tim Franken (

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