NorSea Group (NSG) has set up an offshore wind company in Denmark, which can deliver the full range of offshore wind industry services. The company has already won orders in several countries, including Denmark, Germany, UK, and Taiwan.
“European offshore wind markets continue to grow and the markets in Asia and North America are mushrooming,” said CEO of NSG, John E. Stangeland.
“There is a growing need for the palette of services the NorSea Group has built over the past 50 years,” he continued, “including seabed investigation, transport cable inspection, onshore and offshore logistics, installation, service and maintenance – as well as specially designed vessels and other offshore equipment. Given the market situation.”
The new offshore company will ensure NorSea can grow and provide versatile services for offshore wind customers. The Group can create a package of services because the group has the right suppliers within its ranks and the know-how required to supply the services the offshore wind market.
“Denmark – with its offshore metropolis, Esbjerg – leads offshore wind energy so we chose to locate NSG Wind here,” said Stangeland. “NSG Wind is owned by Danbor, our Danish subsidiary, whose headquarters are in Esbjerg.”
Orders already on the books
Earlier this year, NorSea Group persuaded former COO in Apro Wind, Morten Basse to become CEO of NSG Wind. A familiar figure in the offshore industry, Morten Basse has a comprehensive network, excellent customer contacts at the international level, and capacity for forging links between Denmark and foreign offshore wind markets.
“Via its subsidiary company, ØER A/S, NSG Wind already has several large clients within installation, service and maintenance of offshore turbines in Denmark, Germany, and the UK. In partnership with the Taiwanese authorities, we are working on a port development project and are in the process of establishing a joint venture company with a local partner,” said Basse.
He added: “We have also signed agreements on the U.S. and Canadian markets. We have not turned our backs on the Danish market: we have two major offshore wind farms in the pipeline, which are patently obvious projects for us.”
His team includes specialists in subsea, port service, transport and logistics, marine services, installation, and pre-assembly, as well as wind turbine O&M services.
“That we represent a large, financially solid group, which can provide all types of supply services from the time the turbine components leave the factory and including O&M services, is a strong competitive parameter. This is true not least because we can achieve synergies between the services we offer, minimize the risks and reduce costs for our clients,” says Basse.
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