Port Esbjerg has taken steps to set up a partnership between six key ports for offshore wind in Northern Europe, which signed the Esbjerg Declaration, setting a combined target of delivering at least 65 GW offshore wind by 2030.
This collaboration builds on an already existing agreement that Port Esbjerg previously entered into under the auspices of the Green Port Hull initiative.
To alleviate the present capacity issues, we also need to collaborate with other ports. We need to strengthen our collaboration at both the operational and practical level
said Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO of Port Esbjerg.
According to Jul Pedersen, this includes collaborating on practicalities as well as sending a signal to the market that the ports are prepared to do their utmost to promote the green transition through offshore wind.
For this reason, Port Esbjerg has stepped up the direct collaboration with other wind ports. As he said, “setting ambitious targets is great. But it’s also important that people listen to us and understand that there are limits to what we as ports can do given our current capacity.”
Knowledge-sharing across ports
Specifically, the plan is for representatives of the five ports to meet twice annually to discuss and share insights and knowledge.
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