March 14, 2021
Ramboll expands its offshore wind team to the United States
Benjamin Foley joins the offshore wind team to strengthen Ramboll’s leading global position and facilitate local growth on the US offshore wind market.
Operating from Ramboll’s office in Philadelphia, Benjamin Foley will act as Head of Engineering on Ramboll’s US offshore wind activities. His main task will be to strengthen Ramboll’s leading global position and facilitate growth within the US offshore wind sector. Benjamin is equipped with a sound knowledge package rooted in his 20+ years of offshore experience, the last ten years being focused on offshore wind. Benjamin is former General Manager Renewables at Keystone Engineering and has been involved in various US offshore wind projects. Among his most important roles, Benjamin acted as Licensed Professional Engineer on Cape Wind, and he also managed the team responsible for the design of the Block Island offshore wind farm.
“There is a huge potential on the US offshore wind market during the coming years. We would like to capitalize on that potential and bring the best of Ramboll to the market. This was the perfect moment to expand our team and welcome Benjamin onboard”, says Tim Fischer, Ramboll’s Global Director for Offshore Wind.
US President Joe Biden has recently announced committing to a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. One of the main actions in connection with this announcement is an order to double the offshore wind capacity to 25 GW by 2030. From seven offshore wind turbines operating in the US waters today, the new order will have a major positive impact on the future of the US offshore wind market leading to the construction of more than 2,000 turbines by the end of this decade.
“We are very excited for the times ahead and I am confident that Benjamin’s expertise will make a difference and further strengthen our position as leading offshore wind consultant on the US market”, says Tim Fischer.
Ramboll has worked with offshore wind in the US for ten years, securing its leading position within offshore wind consultancy services based on an undisputed reference and client base. Across the US, Ramboll operates from more than 75 offices and employs more than 2,000 experts across the country. Ramboll’s latest success on the US offshore wind market is its role in supporting Dominion Energy with major project development and engineering aspects of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project which will be the largest offshore wind farm in the US and one of the largest in the world.