Cluster Insight with Deep Wind Offshore
Deep Wind Offshore have a lot going on in all markets. They are developing a global offshore wind company from Haugesund, building up a presence in both Sweden and South Korea, and working towards gaining a position in the up-and-coming important home market.
Written by Stine Lines.
Cluster Insight offers a glimpse into the daily operations of GCE Ocean Technology partners and members through a series of six questions.
This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Hanne Steensnæs in Deep Wind Offshore. The company is a developer and owner of offshore wind projects, making clean electricity and empowering coastal communities through focusing on technology improvements.
1. What is your role in Deep Wind Offshore?
As a Communication and Public Affairs Director, I create and manage communication and marketing plans reflecting the strategic direction and positioning of Deep Wind Offshore.
I work with engaging and involving stakeholders, partners, and owners. Through the organisation, I get the opportunity to shape a relatively new company in an aspiring industry.
Deep Wind Offshore is developing a global offshore wind company from Haugesund, Norway, backed by the strong industrial owners Knutsen Group, Haugaland Kraft and Sunnhordland Kraftlag.
We are developing a pipeline of 10 GW, so far with presence in Norway, Sweden, and South Korea. Our partnerships give me the chance to work with international industry majors such as EDF Renewables and bp
2. Your primary focus at work right now is?
There is a lot going on in all markets. In Norway, we are working closely together with EDF Renewables with the ongoing tendering process. In South Korea, we are developing a pipeline of 6 GW together with bp, including 3 GW under exclusivity.
We are also gaining ground in Sweden, and working towards new markets.
My role in this aspect is to manage the external communication of our progress and achievements.
3. Biggest challenges and opportunities for Deep Wind Offshore in the future?
Deep Wind Offshore has created a good foundation for further growth. We see a lot of opportunities in developing offshore wind worldwide. At the same time, it is extremely important for us to gain position in our up-and-coming home market.
The competition in Norway is tough, but we believe that combining local presence with global experience is of great value for Norwegian offshore wind.
4. Best part of being member in a cluster?
GCE Ocean Technology is doing great work on behalf of the offshore wind industry, both when it comes to supply chain involvement and stakeholder management.
The wide range of industry events gives us the opportunity to present the company in several relevant arenas.
5. Your business/life motto?
Get stuff done!
6. Which cluster member should we interview next?
Bjørg Mathisen Døving, Reach Subsea.
Thank you for the insight Hanne!
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