Industry kick-off



The North Sea as Silicon Valley for offshore wind

February 27th 2019

10:30 - 17:00

EfB Lounge

Gl. Vardevej 82, 6700 Esbjerg

What are the main challenges for full realization of the offshore wind potential in the North Sea? Join our workshop this February and have your say in collaboration with companies from the offshore wind industry. The findings will be shared with the participants behind the North Sea declaration at a high-level meeting for European ministers at the North Seas Energy Days in June 2019.

A world leading hub for offshore wind

The Danish Wind Industry Association, Business Esbjerg and Energy Innovation Cluster are pleased to invite you to a workshop on February 27th about the visions and challenges for the development of the North Sea as a world leading hub for offshore wind.


The aim of the workshop is to collect the most important topics and challenges from the industry’s point of view that will be part of industry’s input to the North Sea Ministerial meeting on June 20th – a European-level event that gather ministers and European Commissioners from the North Sea cooperation.


The workshop in February targets major companies and SMEs from the offshore wind industry. This is your opportunity to shape the future offshore wind landscape in Europe.


The workshop will be facilitated by Business Esbjerg, The Danish Wind Industry Association and Energy Innovation Cluster.




10:30 - 11:25

Registration and sandwiches


11:30 – 11:45

Introduction to North Seas Energy Cooperation, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate Head of section, Eva Maria Gram


11:45 – 12:15

Perspectives and challenges in large-scale wind development in the Danish part of the North Sea” Peter Jørgensen, direktør, Associated Activities og Charlotte Melchiorsen, Energy policy advisor, Business support and development


12:15 - 13:45

Workshop (Industry Groups)


13:45 - 14.00



14.00 - 14:30

Wrap Up and next steps v. Jan Hylleberg, CEO, The Danish Wind Industry Association.


15:00 – 17:00

Energy Innovation Cluster KICK-OFF


Members of The Danish Wind Industry Association, Business Esbjerg and Energy Innovation Cluster can participate for free.

About the North Sea Cooperation

The North Sea cooperation is an intergovernmental cooperation between Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Denmark, with the participation of the European Commission. It concers offshore wind and electricity networks in the North Sea. The parties will meet in Esbjerg in June for the North Seas Energy Days.



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