German Foundation OFFSHORE WINDENERGY launches in cooperation with the WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) export promotion project titled "OFFSHORE HOCH 3" FOR GERMAN COMPANIES IN JAPAN, TAIWAN AND THE USA, FUNDED BY THE BMWI

The German Foundation OFFSHORE WINDENERGY and its cooperation partner the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) launched a project at the beginning of January funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to provide export support for German companies in the offshore wind energy sector.

The project, called "Offshore hoch 3 - Internationale Kooperation Offshore Windenergie" (Offshore to the Power of 3 - International Cooperation on Offshore Wind Energy), will run for three years (2021, 2022, 2023) and will focus on the three most attractive and dynamically growing non-European offshore wind target markets of Japan, Taiwan, and the USA. It comprises three measures: in-depth export analysis, local support in the target markets through the deployment of local representatives, and on-site specialist events. These concrete measures complement the previous initiatives and activities of export promotion in an excellent way and thus further strengthen the export momentum of the German offshore wind energy industry.     

The clear objective of the project is to provide concrete support for the export activities of German companies through active and practical assistance with business development on site. "Offshore hoch 3" is intended to offer small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Germany in particular the opportunity to network more strongly in attractive foreign markets and win orders without having to set up a cost-intensive business development infrastructure there on their own. The project, which is managed by the foundation, is supported by the globally active WFO, particularly in the design of the three local foreign representative offices in Tokyo, Taipei and New York and the activities there as cooperation partners. 

Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the BMWi:

"We are very pleased to be able to give the German offshore wind industry a tailwind in important future markets with this project. We want to ensure that German offshore wind turbines remain cutting-edge technology and continue to be an export hit in the future."

Prof. Dr. Martin Skiba, Chairman of the Board of World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) and Chairman of the German Foundation OFFSHORE WINDENERGY:

"We are pleased to be able to contribute to this groundbreaking project with the accumulated expertise of the OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE Foundation and WFO, as well as with their trustees and member companies, respectively. I am convinced that maximum benefit for the German economy in the three foreign markets can be achieved through the cooperation between the two organizations." 

About the German Foundation OFFSHORE WINDENERGY

The German Foundation OFFSHORE WINDENERGY was established in June 2005 and has been the holder of the alpha ventus permit rights since September 2005. It has actively supported and promoted the development of the alpha ventus test site and the offshore wind energy industry in Germany from the very beginning. The foundation brings together the interests of a wide range of players in the offshore wind energy sector. It acts as a communication platform between industry, politics and research as well as a politically independent lobby for the interests of offshore wind energy. The foundation pursues exclusively and directly non-profit purposes.

About the World Forum Offshore-Wind e.V.

The World Forum Offshore-Wind e.V. (WFO) was founded in December 2018 as a registered association with headquarters in Hamburg. The WFO is the only global association focused exclusively on the offshore wind energy sector. The members of the WFO represent the entire value chain of the offshore wind industry as well as international offshore wind associations or networks, especially from Asia and the USA. The goal and task of the WFO is to represent the interests of the entire offshore wind industry on a global level.