Global Wind crosses Atlantic
Danish company opens US office and contracted to work on Bearkat 1 project
Global Wind Service (GWS) has been contracted by crane company KranWind to work on the 197.6MW Bearkat 1 wind farm in Texas, its first full installation project in the US.
The work on the project, which consists of 57 Vestas V126 3.45MW turbines, includes installation, completion, tooling, HSEQ and project management.
GWS has set up a local business unit in the US and has employed more 60 technicians to support the work at Bearkat and future projects.
The new office will temporarily be located in Chicago, while the company looks for a more permanent base.
Michael Nielsen, co-founder of GWS, is acting interim area manager.
He said: “The US wind market holds an enormous potential for development and growth making it the natural next step for GWS.
“Growth has always been an important part of our DNA and we are constantly developing our company to meet the needs of our clients.”
KranWind is a joint venture between Danish company BMS and US outfit Buckner.
Bearkat is located in Glasscock and is being developed by Tri Global Energy for the Copenhagen Infrastructure II fund.