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Dutch businesses to help advance offshore wind in USA

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A business covenant from the programme Partners for International Business (PIB) has been signed.

A group of Dutch businesses and knowledge institutions are partnering up to help advance the offshore wind industry in the United States of America (USA), with the support of the Government of the Netherlands.

This public-private partnership focuses on the exchange of knowledge, network building and positioning the Dutch industry in the northeast of the USA.

The goal of the PIB group is to establish the Netherlands as a strategic trade and knowledge partner for the American market. By exchanging knowledge, the group wants to generate more Dutch export orders and thus extra revenue from the USA.

In the coming years, the PIB group will focus on knowledge exchange between Dutch and American authorities and knowledge institutes, participating in important offshore conventions in the USA, and organizing trade missions, matchmaking activities and knowledge events. For these activities, the group will work with the Dutch Consulate General in New York, the Innovation Network in Boston and the Dutch Embassy in Washinton DC.

The group consists of 10 businesses: Boskalis, Cape Holland, C-Job Naval Architects, GustoMSC, Pondera, Royal IHC, SiF Group, SPT Offshore, Trelleborg Ridderkerk, Ulstein Design & Solutions and one knowledge institute Bureau Waardenburg.

Arjen Schutten, managing director of the export association Holland Home of Wind Energy, is the coordinator of the group.

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