Northern European ports form partnership to face capacity issues

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 30/09/2022 Port Esbjerg
Representatives of six ports in Northern Europe have formed a new partnership to help solve the capacity issues for European offshore wind. It was announced at a session at WindEnergy Hamburg.

The ports include Port Esbjerg (Denmark), Port Oostende (Belgium), Groningen Seaports/Eemshaven (Netherlands), Niedersachsen Port/Cuxhaven (Germany), Nantes-Saint Nazaire Port (France) and Humber (UK).

This extended collaboration builds on an already existing agreement that Port Esbjerg previously entered into under the auspices of the Green Port Hull initiative.

Specifically, the plan is for representatives of the six ports to meet twice annually to discuss and share insights and knowledge.

The inaugurating partnership meeting of the ports will be held at the Port of Esbjerg later this year.  

“The current geopolitical situation in Europe requires that we install even more wind power. And we need to do so fast. The Esbjerg Declaration proves that transboundary collaboration is the way forward. To alleviate the present capacity issues, we also need to collaborate with other ports at both the operational and practical level,”
said Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO of Port Esbjerg.