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Global offshore specialist announces new appointments to support expansion of US offshore wind market

02/02/23

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Clarksons is bolstering its presence in the US wind market in a bid to attract more investment in the development of offshore wind vessels in the US market and support the expansion of the offshore wind market.

As part of a significant investment in new resources in US offshore wind, Clarksons has appointed Jonathan Lints to head up its US offshore operations. The US team will continue its unique collaboration model with its UK, German and Scandinavian colleagues, bridging industry knowhow and expertise across the Atlantic. 

With over 15 years’ experience working on European offshore windfarm projects, Lints brings extensive knowledge to the US offshore wind industry. His focus will be on helping clients expand their presence stateside, including developers investing in the US who need supply chain experts to help them execute offshore wind projects, in addition to providing these projects with chartering and newbuild services.

The move builds on the company’s strong track record in the US offshore wind space: the team has supported three Service Operation Vessel (SOV) awards to date, with a combined chartering period of 27 years.

Clarksons has been active in the US offshore energy space for more than 50 years. Since opening its first office in Houston in 1973, the company has advised clients on strategic procurement decisions and helped establish the supply chain, building a wealth of local knowledge in the process to help US clients meet the big challenges ahead.

Frederik C. Andersen, Global Head of Renewables at Clarksons Offshore & Renewables, commented:

Clarksons has been active at the heart of US offshore wind projects right from the outset. Our US team has been very successful with several windfarm vessel tenders to date, but this is just the start of the journey.

Frederik C. Andersen continues:

"The American state and broader population are embracing renewables power, and increasing offshore wind production in the US will require many more vessels, as well as significant investment. Clarksons has the experience and expertise required to help the industry deliver these ambitious goals and the capacity to advise on financing solutions through our investment banking arm. Clarksons Securities has established a leading position in the capital markets financing of offshore wind vessels and supply chain, advising on multiple IPOs, private equity placements and M&A transactions.

Jonathan’s appointment further strengthens our extensive capabilities in the market and demonstrates our commitment to investing in the US renewable energy industry. I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team.”

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Jonathan Lints, Director – Subsea and Renewables commented:

“I am extremely excited by both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the burgeoning US offshore wind segment. I look forward to applying my experience of working on the construction of multiple North Sea Windfarm projects to the opportunity before us in the US.

Jonathan continued,

"I am very fortunate to be joining an exceptionally strong, established team stateside. Their extensive knowledge of the Jones Act and other US regulatory framework is already proving extremely valuable for our clients.”

David Matthews, Head of Renewables Strategy commented:

“There’s a great risk to projects if the client doesn’t understand the intricate details of the country they’re operating in. This is where Clarksons’ specialist skills and local experience are invaluable as we have people on the ground who know this information, with strong relationships with vessel owners, yards and ports across the country.

David continued

“Clarksons is uniquely positioned to help clients looking to move into the burgeoning US wind market and reduce risk: we’re able to leverage insights and learnings from our 20 years in the European offshore wind market while also being deeply rooted in the US market and understanding its challenges/opportunities and regulations.”

For more information about Clarksons’ US offshore wind services, please speak to Jonathan here.

 

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