Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) has opened an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, which it said will act as the company’s global floating offshore wind competence centre.
COP technical development director Richard Copeland said: “With Scotland’s strong oil and gas and marine heritage, history of innovation and leading status and potential in floating offshore wind, Edinburgh is the ideal place for COP to launch the growth of our floating wind ambitions.”
Copeland is based in the new Edinburgh office, which has also several other new employees and further recruitment ongoing.
COP chief technology officer Uffe Jorgensen said: “COP has become a leading developer in emerging markets with fixed bottom offshore wind projects on behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and are now accelerating its focus on floating offshore wind.
“We believe that the technology can rapidly mature technically and commercially and want to be part of leading this industry for years to come.”
COP said it is actively developing offshore wind power projects in Scottish waters and look forward to working with government, local suppliers and communities to continue Scotland’s renewable energy success story.