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Niras transforms Trump fears to optimism with bets on US wind and water

Consultancy giant Niras has received its first, groundbreaking consultancy contract on the US offshore wind market. Instead of feeling dismayed by Trump's disdain for renewables, the company plans to maximize on its entry into the market.

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Last month it emerged that the state of New York decided that the two Danish consultancy firms Hjelmsted Consulting and Niras would serve as strategic advisors for the state's wind power development. The state has set itself the goal that sustainable energy will make up 50 percent of its supply in 2030.

Niras, which has a number of wind-related consultancy contracts behind it worldwide, is particularly pleased that the US agreement is in a strategic advisory role, and not just a technical one.

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