KCI enters Chinese market with offshore wind contract
Beijing-based Huadian Heavy Industries selected Oceanteam’s subsidiary KCI the Engineers for the design review, fabrication preparation, load out and installation of an offshore substation. KCI will take care of the design review of both the topside as well as the foundation. This project is the firm’s first step entering the promising Chinese renewables market.
According to Jan Willem van Bloois, Director Sales & Marketing at KCI, undoubtedly, KCI's extensive experience in the design of topsides & foundations in the Offshore Wind market, contributed to the speedy closure of this new contract.
Last year, Oceanteam Solutions and KCI announced their plans to enter the Chinese market, in collaboration with OFFCO, an international company with both Dutch and Chinese partners. OFFCO has a strong track record in Chinese offshore oil and gas and renewables activities. The company is also well connected with the leading Offshore Wind Energy Developers in China.
China is world’s biggest investor in renewable energy, including wind energy projects. As a result, the Chinese market offers enormous opportunities for wind turbine suppliers, offshore solution providers and engineering firms, like Oceanteam Solutions and KCI.