Offshore Wind International

Last checked on:
24 April 2024
Published on:
22 July 2020

The Netherlands has big ambitions for sustainable energy generation, in particular for offshore wind farms. To meet these goals, we need investments in innovations focused on international markets. This creates business opportunities for the Dutch offshore wind sector.

What is Offshore Wind International

The Netherlands strives to achieve climate neutrality in 2050. Offshore wind energy plays a vital role in reaching this goal. It is an important part of the Dutch climate policy and essential for accelerating the sustainable energy transition.

The Dutch offshore wind sector is internationally renowned for its innovations and expertise in constructing large wind farms. This know-how, along with international climate agreements and other countries' ambitions, creates export opportunities for the sector.

Offshore Wind International is part of the International Clean Energy Partnership (ICEP). Through this programme, the Netherlands government supports entrepreneurs from the sustainable energy and offshore wind energy sector in doing business abroad.

For whom?

The Offshore Wind International programme focuses on parties active in the renewable energy sector, particularly in offshore wind energy. These companies and organisations must also be prepared to do business abroad.

Why invest in offshore wind energy?

Joined export promotion by the offshore wind sector and the government has many advantages for Dutch companies that want to do business abroad. That is why we have a close collaboration with the economic departments of the Dutch embassies and various industry associations. This helps us to provide your company with the right support and advice on how to export your product or service.

High-potential countries in the offshore wind energy sector

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sector organisations focus on a number of countries with export potential. This list is subject to change depending on international developments.


  • France
  • Baltic Sea region (Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Portugal


  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

North America

  • United States

Latin America

  • Brazil

Market reports

Market reports can help you to prepare for new markets abroad. To learn more about business opportunities in the offshore wind sector in a specific country, visit our list of market reports.

Dutch Offshore Wind Innovation Guide

With the Dutch Offshore Wind Innovation Guide, we want to raise more international awareness of what wind energy companies in the Netherlands offer. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) created this guide together with the Dutch wind energy sector. It provides information about companies in the Netherlands with offshore wind industry expertise.


RVO organises many exciting events related to offshore wind. We are present in our booths at important exhibitions. Visit our events page (in Dutch) for the latest business events.

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference

The Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is influential in bringing together the international offshore wind sector. The annual event welcomes experts, foreign guests and startups from all over the world. It is the place to network and see the latest innovations. Watch the video of the Masterclass.


The Dutch offshore wind sector cooperates with:

Wind and Water Works

The Wind and Water Works platform has information on the Dutch offshore wind sector's collective goals and international activities.


Through RVO's International Clean Energy Partnership (ICEP) programme, the government of the Netherlands supports entrepreneurs from the sustainable energy sector in doing business abroad. ICEP organises activities such as trade missions and other events to support the sector. The programme consists of the following themes:

More information

Would you like to know more about international business opportunities in the offshore wind energy sector, ICEP, or how the Netherlands Enterprise Agency can support you in doing business abroad? Our advisors are happy to assist you.

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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