Chairman: Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven
(Heerema Fabrication Group & Heerema Marine Contractors)
Coordinator: Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO)
All around the world countries are in transition, working to ensure that their energy supplies come from cleaner, more sustainable sources. In the Netherlands we a.o. discovered the enormous potential of offshore wind energy and have created a solid domestic offshore wind market.
The key to success? A complete, integrated approach. Dutch public and private parties teamed up to design, develop, build and maintain top-quality wind farms. Together they proved wind to be a powerful solution.
Wind & Water Works is an initiative of branch organizations NWEA, HHWE, IRO, TKI-WoZ, TenneT, NMT, the companies Siemens, Van Oord, Boskalis and SIF and the Ministries of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy, Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
IRO members play an important role in the value chain of offshore wind implementation and make use of the experience and technology developed in the offshore oil and gas industry. Focus will also be on other renewable sources, like wave and tidal energy.