Trade mission offshore energy China
16 June - 21 June
Are you active in the offshore wind energy, offshore solar energy and/or other offshore energy solutions? Would you like to know more about the opportunities in THE country with the largest offshore wind capacity in the world? Consider taking part in this trade mission offshore energy to China!
Demand for more high-quality and innovative technology
Chinese developers are increasingly investing in high-quality and innovative technology. Since the end of 2021, no national subsidies have been provided for the construction of offshore wind farms. Without national subsidies, it’s difficult for developers and investors to make a profitable business case. Particularly based on the current estimates for capital expenditure and operational expenditure (CAPEX and OPEX).
Due to the lack of subsidies, it is important to develop projects more efficiently. This increases the demand for innovative technologies and solutions. Developers and research institutes look at different aspects, e.g. development of energy islands, the production of hydrogen with offshore wind energy and the development of demonstration projects for offshore solar energy. This provides the opportunity to test integrated offshore energy developments.
Opportunities for Dutch companies
Key opportunities in China’s offshore energy sector include:
- increasing efficiency and reducing installation costs of offshore wind farms;
- cost reduction in management and maintenance;
- alternative foundation techniques, such as suction pile foundations, gravity-based foundations, and floating solutions;
- innovative solutions and designs for OEM wind turbine manufacturers in China;
- demo projects with floating solar;
- circularity if a point of attention in China. In the coming years, China will dismantle thousands of outdated wind farms;
- the scale of the Chinese market is suitable for innovating offshore wind applications, e.g. integration of ecology and an aqua farm;
- collaboration in the field of education and training.
This mission is organized for Dutch companies, industry associations and knowledge institutions from the offshore energy sector. The mission is also interesting for those who are curious about the Chinese market and recent developments.
China is investing heavily in the energy transition. The Chinese government wants to further develop offshore projects in the coming decades. For example, local governments in Jiangsu and Guangdong aim to realize more than 30GW of projects by 2030. In addition, the northern provinces of Shangdong and Liaoning are also developing plans for offshore wind deployment.
- Gain insight into the new opportunities for Dutch companies in the Chinese offshore wind market;
- Gain insight in the possibilities for Dutch companies working in floating wind and floating solar;
- Expand your network with relevant parties to do business with; and
- Explore the opportunities to contribute, and profit from, the developments in the fast growing Chinese industry.
During the mission we will visit the most important locations for offshore energy development in China. These include Beijing, Shanghai, the Jiangsu region and Guangdong. We will draw up the final program based on the profiles of the participating companies.
The program consists of 5 days and includes company visits, seminars and matchmaking sessions. These components will give you a thorough view in the development in the Chinese market. The focus is on challneges in the sector, both in China and the Netherlands.
Participation and costs
Participation fee is €500 (excl. VAT) per organization. In case more than 2 people from 1 organization will join the mission, an additional fee of €250 (excl. VAT) per person applies. Each person need to register separately.
Participation includes the following:
- participation in collective program components;
- local support by the organization; and
- local collective transport (bus) to the various locations.
Travel and accommodation, incl. national flights and train, interpreters and other individual travel related expenses are not included and are at the expense of the participating organization. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is not liable for possibel cancellation costs.
Register here for the offshore energy trade mission to China. The deadline for registration is March 29, 2024.
If you have questions about this mission, please contact Marius Koops, Business Development Coordinator China | firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organizes this mission in collaboration with Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE), DMEC, TNO, International Clean Energy Partnership, the Consulate General in Shanghai, the Consulate General in Guangzhou, Netherlands Business Support Office Nanjing and the Embassy in Beijing.
Piet Warnaar, Senior Business Developer Wind Energy at TNO, will be the delegation leader.