Wind Energy – Wind Ports
Today, Port Esbjerg and five of the largest European wind ports have signed a mutual declaration.
The five other ports, besides Port Esbjerg, are Port Oostende in Belgium, Groningen Seaports/Eemshaven in the Netherlands, Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG/Cuxhaven in Germany, Humber Ports Logistics in the UK and Nantes-Saint Nazaire Port in France.
Together the ports want to send a strong signal to the market and decision-makers that they are willing to do everything in our power to accelerate the green transition through offshore wind.
Europe’s ambitious offshore wind deployment targets put great pressure on European wind ports. Currently there is not enough port capacity to install the offshore wind farms needed to reach the European ambition.
Hence, and even though the ports remain competitors, they will collaborate on an operational and practical level.
“It is an excellent initiative. I am pleased that the ports have come together and are pulling in the same direction. It is also necessary if we are to achieve the ambitious goals set in Europe,” says Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General in ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation), who also participated.