PUBLISHED January 12, 2023

Copenhagen Offshore Partners Expands Presence in Asia Pacific with First Office in Aotearoa New Zealand

Offshore wind development leader establishes footprint in Aotearoa New Zealand to support pre-development activities and growth of early stage market.

January 12, 2023 – Copenhagen:

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) has opened a new office in Wellington, New Zealand, growing the group’s presence across the Australia and New Zealand regions, which includes an office in Melbourne, Australia.

Led by COP Australia & New Zealand CEO, Charles Rattray, the new Wellington office was officially opened in late 2022 and will support COP’s ambitions to unlock offshore wind in the country, including development of a project in South Taranaki off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The project is being developed on behalf of a joint venture between New Zealand Super Fund and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

“We are proud to establish our local footprint in Aotearoa New Zealand and to support the country’s renewable energy ambitions. The South Taranaki region has great potential for offshore wind development given shallow water depths, promising wind resources, and synergies to establish a local supply chain.”

In the broader region, COP has been leading development for Australia’s first offshore wind project, the Star of the South, which is projected to have up to 2.2 GW of generating capacity. Across Asia Pacific the group is leading fixed and floating offshore wind projects in Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. COP has a 50 GW offshore wind pipeline in markets around the world.

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects with a track record of successfully taking projects through the most difficult phases and delivering per plan. COP is developing a 50+GW portfolio of projects in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America and is supported by its headquarters in Denmark and offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. COP works exclusively for one of the leading green infrastructure fund managers in the world, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which has raised Euro 19 billion to date from more than 120 international institutional investors worldwide. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management.

For information about COP’s New Zealand office and operations, contact the Project Lead, Giacomo Caleffi at

COP New Zealand
Level 16, 157 Lambton Quay
6012 Wellington, New Zealand