Under the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP) project, a study tour was organized for an Indian delegation focusing on ports, logistics, and infrastructure required for offshore wind in India and the impacts on the local economy and job creation. The delegation visited the Maasvlakte and Eemshaven port in the Netherlands and Esbjerg port in Denmark.
The tour has been organized in close cooperation with the European Commission, DG ENER, WindEurope, Netherland Enterprise Agency (RVO), Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the State of Green.
The study tour builds on earlier work done under two EU funded projects, i.e. 'Facilitating Offshore Wind in India' (FOWIND) and the 'First Offshore Wind Project in India’ (FOWPI).
Another objective of the tour was to ensure the participation of officials in the WindEurope Offshore 2019 conference held in Copenhagen. The event offered an opportunity to officials for exchange of policies, experiences, plans, and ideas around the development of offshore wind as a reliable, clean and competitive energy source.