Join the PIB Offshore Wind Ireland!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Are you active in the offshore wind sector (fixed/floating), port development or hydrogen and interested in the opportunities in Ireland? Consider joining the Partners for International Business (PIB) Cluster Offshore Wind Ireland!

In this PIB, the Dutch government, businesses and knowledge institutes will explore opportunities related to offshore wind developments in Ireland in a joint-up way. The PIB will allow for stronger networks, better visibility in the Irish market and additional Dutch government funding to support a multiannual engagement.


Partners for International Business (PIB)

The PIB program is a 3-year action/strategy plan aimed at realizing the international ambitions of Dutch companies in a public-private partnership.

Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE) is the coordinator of this PIB, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin.

PIB members will avail of the capacity, funding and networks of all three participating entities, ensuring added value to your international network, promotional activities and exposure in the Irish market.


Irish offshore wind market

Ireland is scrambling to tap into its offshore wind potential to reach its climate goals as well as to contribute to EU Energy independence in the long term. The initial government ambition for 2030 of 7.5 GW installed offshore wind capacity aims to decarbonize the Irish electricity production. However, the longer term government commitments (for now) of an additional 30 GW installed capacity by 2050, coupled with the 70-100 GW potential off the west coast of Ireland is where the real opportunities lie. It has the potential of transforming Ireland in an energy exporting country requiring additional investments into the port and hydrogen infrastructure.

Ireland needs international partners to build their offshore wind farms as well as their local supply chain. The Dutch sector is uniquely positioned to do so. It has both the expertise needed in Ireland as well as a strong reputation. The latter as result of the collaboration between HHWE, RVO and the Dutch Embassy over the past two years.


Costs membership and benefits

For an annual fee of €3.500,00 PIB members can take part in activities such as:

  • the Wind Energy Ireland trade show with the Netherlands Lounge;
  • inbound- and outbound (trade) missions;
  • special matchmaking events where PIB members can present skills and knowledge;
  • partner search;
  • a focused Wind and Water Works communication strategy to promote the industry; and
  • mapping out opportunities for joint research and innovation.

Members will further gain access to

  • the Embassy’s, RVO’s and HHWE’s (international) networks;
  • services of a local liaison officer; and
  • a special K2K and G2G component to enhance collaboration between knowledge institutions and the governments of Ireland and the Netherlands.


More information & registration

To join the PIB, please contact HHWE via De deadline for registration is March 1, 2023.

For further information or questions, please reach out to Arjen Schutten ( | +31 6 46 36 38 54) or Wemmechien Hofman ( | +353 87 938 3501).


Market study report

Commissioned by the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin and RVO, Royal HaskoningDHV has conducted a comprehensive market study on Offshore Wind, Hydrogen and Port Development in Ireland in 2022.
If you would like to get a copy of this report, please contact Kees Mokveld (


This PIB is being developed by the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, RVO and HHWE in the framework of Wind and Water Works (WWW). WWW is the portal founded by RVO, HHWE, Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) and IRO and aims to promote the Dutch offshore wind sector abroad.