Anders Brønd Christensen

September 19, 2023

Ramboll joins Global Offshore Wind Alliance as first consultancy

Putting sustainability at the heart of offshore wind deployment will cut carbon, boost jobs and can even improve biodiversity. But that can only happen through collaboration and partnerships – which is why Ramboll is proud to now join the Global Offshore Wind Alliance.  

Ramboll joined the Global Alliance for Offshore Wind at a signing ceremony during Climate Week.  From right to left are: Denmark's climate ambassador, Thomas Anker, Ramboll COO, Michael SImmelsgaard, director of planning at IRENA, Elizabeth Press and CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, Ben Blackwell.
Ramboll joined the Global Offshore Wind Alliance at a signing ceremony in New York. From left to right: Denmark's climate ambassador, Thomas Anker, Ramboll COO, Michael Simmelsgaard, director of planning at IRENA, Elizabeth Press, and CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, Ben Backwell.

As the only consultancy Ramboll today joins the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), a leading public-private forum to accelerate global offshore wind capacity. Ramboll was formally accepted into the Alliance at a signing ceremony at New York Climate Week.

Founded by the Government of Denmark, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), GOWA brings together 15 countries and key actors in the wind industry around the shared goal of achieving at least 380 GW global offshore wind capacity by 2030, and 2,000 GW by 2050.

“Denmark is committed to leading by example to reach global climate goals. As founding partner of GOWA, together with GWEC and IRENA, we are bringing together ambitious governments and private companies to scale offshore wind internationally. We are delighted to welcome Ramboll as member of GOWA with their world-leading expertise in this field,” says Dan Jørgensen, Denmark’s minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy.

“Denmark has a long history of pioneering offshore wind development, which Ramboll has contributed to as well. With more international actors joining GOWA, I look forward to continuing the efforts to accelerate the global uptake of offshore wind,” he adds.

“Offshore wind is a centrepiece in efforts to decarbonise and halt the climate crisis, and we look forward to working with GOWA members for an ambitious, fast and sustainable deployment at global scale,” says Tim Fischer, director for Ramboll’s global wind business.

“As an independent consultant having worked on 70% of all offshore wind projects worldwide outside China, we will contribute with deep knowledge and understanding of the global offshore wind market and be a strong advocate for sustainability throughout the wind value chain.”

“Sustainability is not just about carbon – it is also about improving marine biodiversity, energy security and creating jobs. Wind energy can deliver on all of this and more, but it requires us to rethink current market designs,” he adds.

Offshore wind at the heart of sustainable change

Offshore wind is a key focus area in Ramboll’s strategy, the Partner for Sustainable Change, which commits expertise and effort towards solving the world’s toughest challenges within decarbonisation, resilience, circularity, and biodiversity.

With 25% annual growth, the wind business is one of Ramboll’s best performing markets and the company expects to employ around 1,000 people working in wind energy in 2025.

Growing market

At the end of 2022 global offshore wind capacity reached 64.3 GW. The market is growing, and GWEC forecasts that 680 GW of wind capacity will be installed globally by 2027, of which 130 GW will be offshore.

According to the IEA and IRENA, 2,000 GW offshore wind capacity will be needed to keep the goal of limiting global temperatures to 1.5°C within reach and achieve net zero by 2050.

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  • Dr.-Ing. Tim Fischer

    Global Spearhead Director

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