Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Opens US Office

Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has entered the US offshore wind market with the launch of an office in New York.

According to Notus Heavy Lift Solutions, the venture is a result of several trips to the US which led to multiple client engagements in the North American region and provided the platform for expansion.

The company said that due to the levels of interest it will also look to open a second office in Boston in the near future.

“With the many years of inhouse experience and expertise Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has gained within the EU Offshore Wind Industry, we are in a strong position to add significant value and contribute to the burgeoning US offshore wind sectors," Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Managing Director, Wesley Walberg, said.

"Our primary focus will be to provide the correct level of support at an accelerated pace to overcome the steep learning curve that the US sector finds itself in. We are best positioned to support the US market in this way, ensuring future success whilst providing relevant local content and expertise along this exciting journey."

In addition, the company's newly appointed Head of Global Sales, Richard Probert, will be involved in the US business, although the position has not been disclosed.

In regard to offshore wind projects, the UK-based Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has worked on several domestic projects including the Lincs, Teesside, West of Duddon Sands, Gwynt y Môr and Westermost Rough wind farms.

Several US East Coast states have recently committed to developing over 8GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, with New Jersey leading the pack with a 3.5GW target, followed by New York’s 2.4GW commitment.

Massachusetts aims at adding 1.6GW, with Maryland committing to two projects with a combined capacity of some 368MW. Connecticut’s recently issued Request for Proposals (RfP) pushed the overall offshore wind target over the 8GW mark.