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Largest Offshore wind project in the US has Ramboll participation

25 March 2020

Ramboll seen as leader within offshore wind

Ramboll was selected through a competitive process based on a combination of cost, performance and a proven track record of successfully completed offshore wind projects in 21 countries. Our wind service portfolio ranges from initial wind farm planning and development support to detailed engineering of all major technical packages.

Ramboll has been chosen as client advisor by the US energy company Dominion Energy.

“Ramboll is a respected, global leader in the offshore wind industry and their expertise will prove to be a valuable asset as we develop our Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project,” said Mark D. Mitchell, Dominion Energy’s vice president of generation construction. “Working with experienced offshore wind leaders, such as Ramboll, will help us bring clean, renewable energy to our customers and achieve our goal of net zero emissions.”

Supporting the green energy transition in the US with spearhead expertise

“We are proud that Dominion Energy has selected us as its trusted partner for such a strategically important role in its ambitious offshore wind project,” said Tim Fischer, Vice Director in Wind & Towers.

“The project allows us to not only bring to the table our experience in project development and owner’s engineering, but also in-depth expertise in detailed engineering and design across all relevant project packages, which makes us unique in the market and provides Dominion Energy with an effective one-stop-shop solution.

From 30 MW to 20 GW offshore wind in 10 years

The offshore wind farm will be the largest in the US and underlines the US’ high ambitions in offshore wind. Although at present the US has only established 30 MW offshore wind, compared to approx. 20 GW in Europe, the Americans are planning major expansions in the coming years.

The new order to Ramboll emphasizes that the US is well in the process of meeting the ambition of more than 20 GW offshore wind in 2030.

Global experience in combination with local presence

“We have worked in the US offshore wind market for more than 15 years, but we have been present on the European market for 30 years and have designed the foundations for over 60 percent of all offshore wind turbines in the world and have been involved in many other aspects along the project lifecycle of the majority of the world’s offshore wind farms. We are therefore well equipped to deliver on the big ambitions on especially the US East Coast,” said Tim Fisher.

With our 300 new energy colleagues from OBG in the US on board and a total of 2,000 employees in the US, we are now even better equipped to handle the tough conditions in the US offshore wind market, which is characterized by State- and Federal-specific permitting requirements, but also demanding rules towards local content, which can both be dealt best with by having the right experts in the right US States.

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