Atkins is one of the leading designers of offshore wind farm substation platforms and wind-turbine foundations in Europe.
Recent projects include installation of Atkins-designed XL monopile foundations at Statoil’s Dudgeon offshore wind farm, and the installation of the Atkins-designed offshore substations at DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension and Race Bank offshore wind farms in the UK.
Atkins’ Market Director for offshore and onshore assets, Andy Thompson, has now joined a UK Department for International Trade (DIT) mission to China and Taiwan to promote British expertise in the offshore wind industry and assist in the development of the sector in these two countries.
“China and Taiwan represent huge potential growth markets for offshore wind and we’re keen to share our experiences from the UK and Europe to help develop the market and the industry in Asia,” said Thompson. “It has been great to meet so many different highly competent companies and we’re looking forward to working with them in the future as we branch out into offshore wind in this region.”
Atkins’ Asia Pacific business was established in Hong Kong in 1973, and today has offices in Australia, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chengdu), Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.
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