Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the tie-up will lead off by focusing on offshore wind met-ocean measurement campaigns on potential projects off the US northeast.

The Carbon Trust will field technical experts to support BNOW's membership of developers and contractors through knowledge-sharing designed "to inform critical business decision-making and encourage investment into the supply chain".

"This is a strong partnership, bringing together the BNOW's local expertise with Carbon Trust's strong track record of achieving cost reduction in offshore wind, which is well timed to support the US' recently-publicised National Offshore Wind Strategy," says Jan Matthiesen, director of innovation at the Carbon Trust.