NOF Energy will be attending the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) in Maryland, United States to research the market and highlight the strength of the UK offshore wind supply chain.

NOF Energy will aim to build relationships with key players in the market, on behalf of its members. On the NOF Energy stand at IPF will be, SMD, ODE, DeepOcean, JDR, Cathie Associates, and Tekmar, some of whom are also part of Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Supply Chain.

The IPF, which is now in its fourth year, is the number one technical conference for offshore wind in the United States and is hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind. The conference draws more than 450 attendees annually, bringing together industry’s global and U.S. experts to generate new business opportunities and strengthen the U.S. offshore wind supply chain. It will be held from 19-21 April at The Westin in Annapolis, Maryland.

Attendees can connect with a network of synergistic businesses, suppliers and organisations in the offshore wind industry; develop networks for business financing, business-to-business sales, education and workforce development; and determine their niche in the offshore wind industry.

Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NOF Energy added, “NOF Energy is participating in the IPF because we see it as a key forum to gather information on the U.S. offshore wind market, and for networking with companies in the U.S. who are involved in offshore wind.

“The UK has developed significant expertise in offshore wind and many NOF Energy members are keen to partner with U.S. companies to mutual advantage.”

Liz Burdock, Executive Director of the Network said, “Thanks to the participation of organizations like NOF Energy, we are able to deliver the leading domestic technical conference for offshore wind where we are building valuable partnerships and facilitating critical conversations that will help us successfully move the industry forward and create a domestic supply chain.

“A decision to support the IPF is a decision to support the significant economic, environmental and health benefits that offshore wind can bring to the United States.”