GDG unveils USA expansion plans

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 05/01/2022 GDG
Offshore consultancy, GDG, announced it is officially open for business in the United States. It recently incorporated GDG Inc. and established an office presence in Providence, Rhode Island.  

GDG services range from ground modelling, survey management, engineering design of foundations and cable installation, and front-end development support. Fundamentally, GDG supports offshore wind development with geo-solutions.

GDG's USA activities will be led by Dr. Jan Mangal who has taken on the role of Country Manager. Jan has a PhD in offshore geotechnics and foundation behaviour, and a track record in supporting energy projects around the world. Under Jan’s  leadership, GDG Inc. will be building a local team of engineers, scientists and project mangers in the US and will be engaging with the wider offshore wind industry over the coming year.

Commenting on recent developments, Managing Director Dr. Paul Doherty stated: “We are excited Jan decided to join our team. He brings decades of offshore and energy sector experience and is ideally placed to spearhead our market entry and grow our USA team”.

Dr. Mangal stated: “The US offshore wind market is poised for tremendous growth. It requires the rapid development of a complex supply chain, not only in equipment but also in specialist services like those provided by GDG. I look forward to leveraging GDG’s worldwide experience, as well as my experience on billion-dollar energy projects, in support of the growth of clean energy in the US.”