Parkwind eyes offshore wind in Australia and New Zealand

Spinning offshore wind turbines against pretty sky (aurora offshore)
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Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind is targeting projects off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, according to Wind Power Monthly.

Parkwind has hired Peter Lars Spencer as country manager for the two offshore wind newcomers. Spencer has previously worked at Danish engineering firm, ISC Consulting Engineers, which delivers offshore substations and offshore wind turbine foundations.

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“Over the subsequent 15 years Peter has been key to delivering critical infrastructure including offshore substations and WTG foundations. To date, Peter has undertaken detailed design on 28 offshore wind farms installed around the world, with a combined capacity exceeding 13GW. In the last five years Peter has also been working on projects in the emerging markets of US and Taiwan,” the company said in a statement.

“In line with Parkwind’s expansion strategy, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lars Spencer as country manager for Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. This marks Parkwind’s first move outside of Europe and reflects the high potential in the region.

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“As New Zealand’s government sets to establish a regulatory framework for Offshore Wind Development, we look forward to engaging with Iwi, local communities, and other stakeholders to achieve inclusive developments delivering best outcomes for all. Parkwind is committed to being a part of a sustainable future and we are excited to bring our expertise in engineering, technology, finance, and operations down under.”

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