Cargostore Worldwide, UK based provider of DNV and ISO containers, today announced plans for a major expansion into the US East Coast offshore wind market. With an already established global CCU depot network in many of the key strategic locations and ports in Europe, the Mediterranean as well as the APAC region, the newly established yet thriving US offshore wind market presents significant growth opportunities for the container provider.
In April 2022, Cargostore’s Offshore Director, Sans Unkles alongside Offshore Sales Manager, Dennis Schouwenaar exhibited at the International Partnering Forum (IPF) which provided an ideal opportunity to learn and discover at first hand the current wind farms in development as well as the roadmap for future US offshore wind projects.
Further to the exhibition they joined the boat tour organised by the NYCEDC which was showcasing many of the potential harbours, shipyards and other waterside locations in and around New York City, Brooklyn and Staten Island. This provided the ideal opportunity to evaluate key sites required for assembling, building and servicing the planned offshore wind farms for New York State, as well as to identify potential locations for Cargostore’s DNV 2.7-1 certified containers. Being well positioned in port areas is essential when supporting offshore projects as time is of the essence and containers are often required at a moment’s notice.
Offshore Director, Sans Unkles said, “We are well established in offshore wind in other locations worldwide and entering the US offshore wind market is a great opportunity for our continued growth. Many of our existing clients with vast experience in building offshore windfarms are moving into this emerging market and we will be there to support them. It’s the next logical step in our corporate strategy as we continue to expand our global footprint, having already supported oil and gas projects in the Gulf (of Mexico) region. The US government plans to install 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 (30by30), certainly an ambitious target. Offshore wind may have got off to a slow start in the US, but the industry has certainly got the bit between its teeth now! Cargostore is excited to be a part of the US push for renewable energy.”