India and the European Union have been working closely together on enabling offshore wind in India and the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP) project endeavours to continue supporting the concerned stakeholders in the domain of offshore wind. Since offshore is still an evolving area in India, a virtual roundtable capturing perspectives from European experts on industry best practices related to port requirements assisted the port authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the offshore supply chain to benefit from experiences and learnings that helped them with successful deployment in India.
The overall objective of this virtual roundtable conference was to ensure that the latest European knowledge on what was needed in terms of ports was transferred to the potential Indian counterparts. The virtual roundtable focused on presenting the readiness of major offshore ports (Tamil Nadu and Gujarat) in India and subsequent sharing of technical knowledge by EU port players (in Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and France) on actual requirements in port infrastructure for project development. Additionally, discussion on key learnings from FOWPI and other similar initiatives was also envisaged during the session.