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Scotland and China cooperate on offshore wind steel structures

SeaEnergy Renewables Ltd (SERL) and Chinese Nantong COSCO Ship Steel Structure Co Ltd (NCSC) will develop and market steel structures for the offshore wind industry under a strategic cooperation agreement.

The cooperation agreement is expected to lead to a definitive agreement to develop and market offshore wind turbine jacket substructures, towers and access systems for offshore wind farms.

SERL’s CEO Joel Staadecker says: “We are delighted to be working with one of China’s premier state-owned enterprises and directing our efforts at the critical supply chain need for offshore structures. The combination of our proven skills in delivering offshore infrastructure and turbines in deeper water and NCSC’s expertise in design and manufacture of steel structures for marine applications provides the ideal platform to serve the growing global offshore wind industry as it moves into deeper waters.”

Wang Zhihua, General Manager of NCSC, adds: “The signing of this strategic cooperation agreement with SeaEnergy Renewables is an important milestone in NCSC’s expansion into the European Market. Partnership with SeaEnergy will combine NCSC’s fabrication infrastructure with SeaEnergy’s outstanding expertise in the offshore environment. Together, both companies will be excellently positioned to move forward in this industry.”

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