On June 5th 2015 Henrik Scheinemann and Lars Thaaning Pedersen founded Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP).
The founding idea was to “push the envelope” for offshore wind to deliver a steady stream of projects for the investment portfolio of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. In 2015, as we were gearing up to lead the delivery of the Veja Mate project in Germany, we had no idea that we would end up delivering the first wave of offshore wind projects outside Europe, with successful first-mover entries in Taiwan and the US just one year later.
5 years later, COP is a fast growing and international organization with more than 110 exceptionally talented employees from more than 20 nationalities. We continue to grow and are currently leading the development and delivery of 10+ offshore wind projects worldwide, we are pushing into floating offshore wind and have established offices in Denmark, USA, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Scotland.
We want to thank all our employees, our partners in projects across the globe, and our network companies that have been an integral part of this journey (Peak Wind, New Power Partners, Lautec, Wood Thilsted, C2wind, Bech Bruun, Jumbo, TreeTop Partners).
However, our biggest “thank you” goes to the truly amazing team at Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and we would never have been where we are without the continued support (and occasional challenge and push) from Jakob Baruël Poulsen, Torsten Lodberg Smed, Christina Grumstrup Sørensen and Christian Skakkebæk.
In the coming 5 years we aim to do more of the same. Offshore wind projects. Worldwide…while continuing to grow and develop one of the best offshore teams in the industry.
In occasion of our 5th anniversary, some celebrations were held in our offices in Denmark and Taiwan (pictures below).