We have seen first-hand the significant growth in offshore wind, particularly in emerging markets. This expansion has dramatically shifted developers' risk profiles, with new and long-standing industry challenges compounded by recent global events.

Our organisational reach, capabilities and experience puts us in a unique position to develop solutions to the challenges seen today, and it's why we have created AIR – a global marine advisory team for the offshore wind industry. We work alongside clients to deliver excellence at all stages of the project lifecycle, increasing efficiency, reducing risk and delivering better commercial outcomes.

We have created an expert team from a range of developers and marine contractors to deploy knowledge into projects globally, leveraging the lessons learned from building out Europe's 25GW offshore wind capacity.

Frederik C. Andersen - Managing Director for the Offshore Renewables division at Clarksons Platou

However, the pace of change in offshore wind is relentless. All stakeholders need to be mindful of technological advances i.e. the size of turbines, the type of foundations and the infrastructure required to deliver projects successfully, especially in new territories.

The industry has not been deterred. On the contrary, it overcomes the most significant challenges, outperforms forecasts and continues to innovate, resulting in greater trust in the sector. A more diverse range of investors and out-of-sector developers are now entering the market – all looking to use existing suppliers, infrastructure, and offshore vessels.

Couple these developments with different site conditions, larger equipment requirements, a lack of internal local knowledge, limited resources, and downward cost pressures, and you can see significant challenges on the horizon.

All developers consider and adopt risk management approaches that enhance planning and coordination among the participants before and during the project lifecycle. However, those involved can't be everywhere and know everyone in the marine space...which is where we come in.

Our track record in offshore wind:
  • 10 Offshore offices
  • 22 Industry experts engaged in renewable division
  • 80 Offshore brokers and consultants
  • 12 Markets
  • 200+ Client transactions
  • Involved in 2GW of the installed capacity
Source: Clarksons Offshore Renewables

Our specialists are strategically positioned, with offices in Aarhus, Aberdeen, Hamburg, Houston, London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Oslo, with additional resources in New York, Seoul, and Tokyo.

With AIR, we're able to utilise our vast cross-sector experience to add value and increase the probability of project success.

Clarksons Platou is a stock listed company with a history of 170 years innovating in shipping. With 1,800+ employees in 23 countries, Clarksons Platou is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing our connections and experience to offshore wind.

Click here for more information on AIR and to speak to a Clarksons Offshore Renewables team member.