JERA, Aker Solutions and FEE join WFO


JERA, Aker Solutions and French wind energy industry association FEE have joined World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO). The organisations look to participate in WFO’s newly launched Floating Offshore Wind Committee chaired by Bruno Geschier from Ideol and co-chaired by Clément Weber from Green Giraffe.

JERA, Aker Solutions and FEE join a range of international offshore wind players supporting the new Floating Offshore Wind Committee. Among them: RWE, Northland Power, Innogy, DEME Group, US Business Network for Offshore Wind, ORE Catapult, Simply Blue Energy, Hogan Lovells and many more. The Committee’s kick-off meeting will be held virtually on June 17th, 2020.

Bruno Geschier, Chairman Floating Offshore Wind Committee: “We are thrilled to be able to count on heavyweights such as Japan’s JERA, Norway’s Aker Solutions and France’s FEE to further promote the acceleration of commercial-scale floating offshore wind in their respective domestic markets but also across the globe. Europe, Asia and North America are now duly represented on the Committee and we look forward to adding even more leading international players to further boost the build-out of floating offshore wind on all continents. We look forward to working closely with all our members.”

Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director, WFO: “We are enormously proud to have JERA, Aker Solutions and FEE as new WFO members from these three pioneer markets for floating offshore wind. We look forward to welcoming more prominent global players from different stages of the offshore wind value chain as new WFO members shortly.”

Astrid Onsum, Head of Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions: “Building on experience from 50 years of project developments, we firmly believe that offshore wind will be the next large scale power source. Floating technologies will enable fast and sustainable growth. Offshore wind is now truly a global play, hence being a member of the Floating Offshore Wind Committee is a great opportunity to share experience and unleash industry learning.”

Matthieu Monnier, Deputy CEO, FEE: “We are very honored and delighted to join WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee. We look forward to sharing the French experience of floating offshore wind development as France is clearly identified as a hotspot for this promising technology and to learning from markets and experiences from all over the world. FEE strongly believes in the deployment of floating offshore wind worldwide and in its logical complementarity with bottom fixed.”

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