Wind carriers: Oil giants' maritime skills could disrupt offshore wind

Oil and gas companies have made their offshore wind market, but this causes practically no alarm among offshore service operators – quite the contrary.

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The stage was set for the big showdown on the battleground of major players when the oil and gas industry's advance into offshore wind appeared on the conference program at Wind Energy Denmark's annual gathering this year – but the heavy guns remained silent.

"I cannot see many red lights in that development. Development opportunities for offshore wind so gigantic that I reckon there's room enough for everyone," says Semco Maritime Senior Vice President Carsten Nielsen, who leads the company's renewable energy business.

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