Dutch companies support Irish offshore wind energy sector

Published on:
16 November 2023

Companies from the Netherlands recognise excellent business opportunities in the fast-growing offshore wind industry. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) supports these companies to achieve international goals through various programmes, such as PIB Offshore Wind Ireland.

Offshore wind energy in Ireland

Ireland is determined to install 7 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2023. The Dutch government wants to use Dutch know-how to help Ireland achieve this goal, using the Partners for International Business (PIB) Offshore Wind Ireland programme. The programme will also create business opportunities in Ireland for Dutch companies.

PIB Offshore Wind Ireland offers business opportunities to large corporations and startup companies like Lobster Robotics. This startup develops innovative technological solutions for scanning sea beds. 

Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE) manages PIB Offshore Wind Ireland.

HHWE and Lobster Robotics recently attended the Wind Energy Trade Show Ireland event with PIB. "Attending these events is important for Dutch businesses to get noticed on the Irish market and ensures a soft landing," according to HHWE's Arjan Schutten. Stephan Rutten of Lobster Robotics adds, "Being part of trade missions and PIB resulted in finding an Irish customer who is excited to work with our technology."

OEEC 2023

HHWE will attend the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2023 (OEEC) in Amsterdam on 28 and 29 November. Schutten continues, "We just started PIB Offshore Wind Ireland and are still welcoming new companies. At the Netherlands government's NL Pavilion at OEEC, you can discover programmes that offer opportunities to internationalise your company or product in the offshore wind sector."

International Clean Energy Partnership

Along with PIB, RVO offers the International Clean Energy Partnership (ICEP) programme. It supports Dutch sustainable energy businesses to do business abroad. The programme organises activities, such as trade missions and events, to support this group. ICEP supports various themes such as offshore wind energy, sustainable mobility, solar energy, bioenergy and hydrogen.

In association with:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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