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Danish equipment and handling group targets Asian offshore wind market

Fri 14 Sep 2018 by David Foxwell

Danish equipment and handling group targets Asian offshore wind market
SH Group has supplied handling equipment for offshore wind projects in Europe and plans to expand into Asia

Svendborg, Denmark-based SH Group, which specialises in development, production and servicing hydraulic and mechanical system solutions for the offshore, marine and industrial applications is targeting the offshore wind energy market in Asia.

The company said it can count well-known players in the offshore wind energy market in Europe such as MHI Vestas and Siemens Gamesa as clients.

Now, SH Group wants to use expertise it has obtained from 20 years in the offshore oil and gas industry to gain market share in the offshore wind sector. It anticipates that it can design and manufacture tailor-made solutions for handling and transporting offshore wind equipment.

SH Group sales director Jeppe Sonne said expanding into the offshore wind segment “means new opportunities for the company, not only in Denmark but overseas as well, including Taiwan.”

He explained that the company already has a presence in China but wants to expand further in the Asian market. He said the company also intends to create an offshore wind base in the region.

“We are developing a strategy to address opportunities in Taiwan and the Asian market,” he said.

Founded in 1974, the company currently employs around 250 people at its headquarters in Svendborg, at Lindø Industrial Park in Odense. It also has facilities in Sandnes, Norway and Esbjerg, Denmark.

“All of our solutions are developed together with our customers. In the end, the customers are the experts for any specific assignment, which is why we work in close collaboration with them,” said SH Group’s head of wind, Jimmy Gehring.

The company sees itself as a ‘one stop shop’ for turnkey delivery include design, production, testing and servicing specialised equipment for the offshore wind industry.

Asia’s growing offshore wind energy sector and opportunities in it will be among the subjects discussed at Offshore Support Journal’s upcoming Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference, which takes place 26-27 September 2018 in Singapore.


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