The Denmark-headquartered global energy and sustainability consultancy Ramboll has secured five new contracts for offshore wind farms in Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea, and has opened a new office in Tokyo to secure its footprint in the region. The contracts cover site condition assessment, project development and design services for offshore wind farms and have a total value of around US$9.5m.
In Poland, Ramboll has recruited offshore energy expert Janusz Czajkowski to help progress Ramboll’s offshore wind projects in the country. His main task will be to build up a dedicated engineering and advisory team that will operate from offices in Gdynia and Warsaw, joining more than 70 Ramboll colleagues already working in the Polish energy and environmental sector.
Poland relies on coal for more than 70% of its energy – the highest proportion in the EU – but the Offshore Wind Act of 2021 allows for 10.9 GW of offshore wind capacity to be operational or under development by 2027. Investment of around €30bn is envisaged.
Tim Fischer, Ramboll’s global director of offshore wind said: “There is a huge potential in Polish offshore wind. We would like to capitalise on that potential and bring the best of Ramboll to the market.”