It is official. ProCon Wind Energy USA Inc. has been established!
Last week, CEO Claus Søgaard Poulsen signed the final documents regarding ProCon's new US subsidiary.
This means that ProCon now seriously has entered the US offshore wind industry.
Head of Construction Thomas Dybro Larsen, who will be responsible for ProCon's endavours in the US, explains the incentives for going US:
"After completing the electrical construction of the two first TPs for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Project, and after recieving several different enquiries regarding the US, we have decided to enter the market. We will activate and develop the local supply chain to ensure local and reduced carbon foot print solutions which will contribute to reducing the levelized cost of energy, creating local jobs and creating value for our customers and our own business."
Next step for ProCon is to finalize the establishment of our first US office, which will be located in Port of New Bedford.
ProCon Wind Energy passed the latest DNV GL audit with an excellent result of 0 deviations.
Last week, from Tuesday 12 May to Friday 15 May, ProCon was subject to a periodic audit by DNV GL regarding our ISO9001 and ISO14001 as well as our transition from OHSAS18001 to ISO45001.
We were approved in relation to all three.
We were in particular praised for the risk assessment system of our projects. The auditor found it very effective and profound. Additionally, our safety on site was described as well-structured and well understood by both the Site manager and the workers.
We are naturally proud to have obtained these as they underscore the quality we provide in all areas of our work.
In August of last year, ProCon Wind Energy signed a contract with Bladt Industries A/S regarding the electrical installation and outfitting as well as tests related hereto on a total of 72 transition pieces for Vattenfall´s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm.
We have now been at work for the last few months and are pleased to announce that the project is going well.
In collaboration with Bladt Industries A/S, we have managed to keep our workflow going and our schedule on point regarding our tasks. This means that the first load-out happened this week, and that ProCon will have finalized its part of the project around the beginning of August 2020.
Thomas Dybro Larsen, our head of Construction, ascribe this to the companies' partnership and to ProCon’s staff: “The current positive status is a product of our good dialogue with Bladt Industries A/S and the fantastic effort from our workers - including the project and team leadership by Lasse Raun Jensen, Mads Matthai and robert snelewski.”
At ProCon Wind Energy, we are proud to be a part of this project and we look forward to taking it the rest of the way.
ProCon’s annual financial report for 2019 has been approved by the board, audited by PWC and now been published.
ProCon is pleased to inform that the company has achieved a positive result for the first year as a “new” company. Needless to say, we are very proud of the result as it reflects both our strong capabilities in the wind industry and that we live by our DNA in terms of being best, decent, flexible and streamlined in everything we do.
Thanks to all colleagues, hired contractors, partners, suppliers and other collaborators. We look forward to yet another positive year together.
See the full report here.
Business as usual? Almost.
As a consequence of the Covid-19 situation, ProCon has chosen to follow and support the Government’s and the Health Authority’s recommendations to limit the spread of the virus.
This means that our white-collar staff are working from home as far as possible; our blue-collar staff are working under implemented precautions and restrictions; and that we all have adapted new behaviors and customs in terms of relying more heavily on digital resources to take care of business.
In relation to this, we want to send a virtual high five to all our staff around the world for keeping the production, operation and service running. You make it possible to continue to provide our customers with ProCon’s solutions. Great work!
ProCon Wind Energy completes the electrical construction of 35 transition pieces for the Dutch project Borssele 1&2 at EEW OSB.
Since June 2019 ProCon have been providing electrical pre-assembly, installation and connection of 35 E-modules and platforms as well as installation of different systems of the TPs – including external lighting, navigation, communication and ventilation. To ensure quality and professional delivery, we also carried out commissioning and testing of the entire electrical construction of each TP. These tasks have been finished and now only an O&M manual remains for total completion.
While the final documentation detail of the project is added, ProCon Wind Energy has continued its cooperation with EEW as work on the Hornsea2 30 TP Project has already been started together. The agreement regarding this project was published on the 11th of September 2019: https://lnkd.in/d7GmUw2
As announced in October last year, ProCon Wind Energy and a group of other Danish offshore wind experts formed a cluster to explore the possibilities in Taiwan. Now the Danish wind cluster takes a further step by establishing a joint office location in the capitol of Taipei.
“To support our current and future customers in the region, we decided to take our cooperation a step further. It provides great value as we see an increased request from our customers regarding being locally present. This is especially true for ProCon, as we need to be mobilized and ready for production in Taiwan before October. It also helps all the companies of the cluster in ensuring local content and dealing with the Taiwanese pipeline, which really takes off in the next couple of years.” says Claus Søgaard Poulsen, CEO of ProCon Wind Energy.
In relation to local content, ProCon and the rest of the cluster acknowledge that a greater focus on local content is required for the next round of projects in Taiwan while keep providing knowhow from Europe. The combination of local content and experienced offshore wind experts from Europe is also the key to minimizing total project cost in new markets and thereby staying competitive. That is why it makes sense for the companies to form a cluster and set up an office together even though we still operate as individual companies. The cluster and its office enable each company to bring in knowledge from Europe, share costs, provide local content and to be locally present and close to customers - all to stay competitive.
Beside ProCon, the cluster consists of A-LEAF, ALL NRG, Comtech Int., HYTOR and Site Solution Partners.
ProCon Wind Energy awarded Part 2 of the electrical construction of the Taiwanese Project Yunlin for Smulders.
Halfway through Part 1, the electrical outfitting of 80 E-modules, we are proud to announce that we have also been awarded Part 2, which concerns the pre-assembly work of 40 TPs in Antwerp.
Part 2 will start once Part 1 is completed in March and is expected to run until the end of June 2020.
To contribute to the UN’s 8th sustainability development goal regarding decent work and economic growth, ProCon will be a part of ensuring a qualified work force and bringing down unemployment in the municipality of Aalborg through the membership of the alliance.
ProCon Wind Energy’s HR Manager Allan Eskildsen elaborates on ProCon’s role:
“We will contribute by e.g. offering internships and student jobs, hiring newly qualified and unemployed as well as providing fair pay and working conditions. These are aspects which ProCon are already focusing on as they benefit the company in terms of ensuring and maintaining skilled staff, but now we will improve our efforts further.”
ProCon will directly contribute to the sustainable reduce of the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training, but also to productive employment and decent work – milestone 8.6 and 8.5 of the sustainability goal, respectively.
Needless to say, we are looking forward to ensuring an increased and continuous growth on these matters together with the other parties of Aalborg Alliancen, while also strengthening the business development of the community and ProCon Wind Energy.
Brexit? No problem.
ProCon Wind Energy enters into a Joint Venture Partnership Agreement with CPower Energy.
To overcome any potential challenges and exploit opportunities in relation to Brexit, which officially is happening today, ProCon Wind Energy is happy to announce that we have partnered-up with UK based CPower Energy.
The joint venture will enable the two companies to run an open book partnership where competences, knowhow and experiences can be shared without secrecy to ensure that we can keep providing our customers and partners, both inside and outside the UK wind market, with flexible and quality electrical solutions as well as technical equipment.
The CEO of ProCon, Claus Søgaard Poulsen, elaborates on the benefits of the agreement:
“In addition to functioning as a means to deal with Brexit, the joint venture partnership will also contribute to the strengthening of the two companies’ market positions, market reach, competitive pricing and recruitment of manpower. This is essential on the global wind market as more and more competitors emerge and because the wind industry is categorized by e.g. requirements concerning being present at several regions of the world, bringing cost down and providing specialist staff”.
Read the full announcement here
ProCon Wind Energy managed to complete three offshore wind service projects just before the new year for our customers SABIK Offshore, Corrosion and FSG.
The work on the projects was carried out on the Deutsche Bucht Wind Farm, the Hohe See & Albatross Wind Farm and on Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. At these sites, ProCon Wind Energy's skilled technicians among others carried out commissioning of ICCP systems and navigation lights as well as high voltage work.
After the completion of the project, we recieved the following praise from two of the three customers regarding our work:
“ProCon Wind Energy’s delivery on time, project management, communication, and health and safety were no less than excellent.” - Sabik Offshore
“Throughout the project, ProCon Wind Energy ensured excellence in both quality of work, flexibility, project management and communication.” - Corrosion
ProCon Wind Energy has officially entered the US offshore wind market!
Skilled technicians from ProCon Wind Energy started the electrical construction of 2 TPs for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project together with EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH on the 2nd of December.
Project Manager Erik M. Pedersen, who is leading the project on our behalf, states the following regarding the project: “So far, we have completed the fitting of the internal E-modules and we are now looking forward to completing the rest of the TPs, which is expected to happen in the end of January.”
About the project and the agreement, CEO Claus Søgaard Poulsen elaborates: “We are delighted to have entered into yet another agreement with EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH as it has opened the door to the US offshore wind market for ProCon. We will ensure quality electrical solutions to the Coastal Virginia Offshore Project as well as other US projects in the future.”
On the 27th of November, in relation to the WindEurope Offshore in Copenhagen, ProCon Wind Energy organized and hosted an evening of networking with a group of wind industry leaders.
ProCon, represented by CEO Claus Søgaard, COO Claus Poulsen and SB&BD Thomas Padfield, guided the group to The Danish Parliament where everybody was welcomed by Vice-chairman of the parliamentary group of the Liberal Party Karsten Lauritzen and former Minister for Energy, Utilities & Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt. The latter gave a tour of the parliament, which lead to many discussions regarding renewable energy and the wind industry from a political point of view.
Then, the group was invited into Mr. Lauritzen’s private office for some refreshments and talks concerning current challenges, future possibilities, experiences, potential partnerships, development of markets, etc. within Danish as well as Global wind.
The evening ended at Hotel d'Angleterre where the networking and knowledge-sharing continued over a great dinner.
All the participants' ressources were well spent since interesting dialogues about potential partnerships were created across and around the table.
The network consisted of the following companies: Orsted, COP, Vattenfall, Simens Energy, European Energy, K2 Management, Esvagt, CPower, CNC Onsite, Comtech Int., Hyndla, JT Consultant, N1 and ProCon Wind Energy.
Breaking news!!! ProCon Wind Energy establishes Danish offshore wind cluster in Taiwan with five other companies.
Because of the industry’s increasing focus on keeping cost down – including the cost of energy, we have decided to enter into a collaboration with @A-leaf, @All NRG, @Comtech, @Hytor and @Site solutions.
CEO @Claus Søgaard Poulsen elaborates on the idea behind and the benefits with the Danish cluster in Taiwan:
”The industry and our customers require that we are locally present in the APAC region. However, even though it is a new market, there is no room for the long running-in process which everyone had in Europe. We have therefore established this offshore wind cluster with the purpose of transferring our collective experience to the Taiwanese market as well as keeping our start-up costs down. In that sense, we also contribute to a lower levelized cost of energy.”
Each company still operates as an individual company with its own agreements and contracts. As such, to begin with, we are six individual companies which share an office and e.g. local resources. Only time will tell what the future holds for the cluster as we are open for other companies and opportunities.
For more information, please read more or contact @Claus Søgaard Poulsen on + 45 41 22 22 22
We are delighted to announce that ProCon Wind Energy has entered into yet another agreement – this time with EEW regarding a part of the largest offshore windfarm in the world.
Just a couple of weeks after ProCon Wind Energy signed our latest contract, our team managed to close a deal with EEW concerning the electrical construction of 30 TPs for Ørsted’s Hornsea 2, which will take place at EEW Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd.'s site in the United Kingdom in Q1 and Q2 2020.
We are extremely proud to be a part of this prestigious and well-known project as it supports the notions regarding our business growth along with our core emphasis on quality and delivery on time at competitive prices.
The 2nd of september 2019 was a special day at ProCon Wind Energy as it marked that 6 months had passed since Scanel International's wind business was acquired by ProCon Group and ProCon Wind Energy was established.
When reflecting on the development of the last 6 months, there are several aspects that are noteworthy and worth celebrating:
- Work is now being carried out in 5 countries (DK, DE, BE, UK & TW)
- Projects being worked on has gone from 4 to 12
- 100 staff are employed as opposed to the initial 32
- ISO9001 & 14001, OHSAS18001 and Achilles UNCE certificates are obtained
- New framework agreements and approvals have been made
- An office is being established in Taiwan
- Investments in optimization systems are being made
- The organization has been strengthened by new profiles and initiatives
- An academy and an onboarding process are being developed
- Service, Engineering and Construction concepts are being improved
These are just the tip of the iceberg and ProCon Wind Energy has much more in its pipeline. Needless to say, The company is very proud of and grateful for its employees, business partners and customers, which is why a small reception was held on this special day.
To accommodate our continued growth in organization, ProCon Wind Energy has relocated from the office at Nørredybet to Langerak 17, 9220 Aalborg – Only a stone throw away.
The relocation took place today on the 30th of august 2019 and all employees stepped in to ease and speed up the transition.
Our office at Nørredybet will continue its role as project office and a number of people will have their daily seats in this office during the project execution for larger projects such as during the Kriegers Flak project, announced on the 10th of august.
We are proud to be a part of the largest offshore wind farm project in Denmark and to work together with Bladt once again.
Our work will begin around Q3 2019 and end in Q2 2020
- We look forward to getting started!
A couple of days ago, ProCon Wind Energy's quality, health, safety and environmental systems of ProCon Wind Energy were approved by DNV GL.
We are therefore delighted to announce that we have obtained the certificates of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001.