Ventolines, the Dutch provider of services related to the development, contracting, construction, and asset management phases of sustainable energy projects, is expanding its presence in the US with the establishment of Ventolines U.S., Inc. The company appointed Mark W. Coplen as President.
Ventolines has been present in the US offshore wind sector since 2016. The company has been supporting developers and owners including Deepwater Wind and Mayflower Wind. At the end of 2020 the company already announced it had opened an office in Boston.
“We started with our first U.S. staff and a local office in 2020. Setting up a local legal entity Ventolines U.S., Inc. is the next step. With Mark on board, we are prepared for further growth on our vision that renewable energy solutions offer opportunities for everyone.” said Anne de Groot, founder of Ventolines.
Mark W. Coplen was trained at the renowned United States Military Academy at West Point and obtained an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been deployed in leadership positions in peacetime and combat conditions with the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of Colonel. He left the military to pursue a civilian career and has served in several executive positions in technical and renewable energy companies. In his last position Mark was Vice president of Sales and Operations at AdBm Technologies.
Mark Coplen: “Ventolines has an impressive track record in advising and building renewable energy projects. They have been able to integrate expertise and best practices in all aspects of the challenges that clients have to meet in realizing an offshore or onshore windfarm. Whether it is about providing lead engineering, technical due diligence or support for negotiating the turbine supply contract, my new colleagues are proven experts. I’m excited to work with such a determined team on our existing and new U.S. projects to successfully realize renewable energy projects.”
Sustainable projects in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands Ventolines is involved in both onshore and offshore wind projects, such as the nearly completed nearshore project Fryslân Wind Farm and the onshore project Windplangroen. Ventolines is also involved in the development of various solar parks, cable pooling solutions and several storage projects (see project overview). Recently, the company also announced that it is the new co-sponsor of the Solar Team by TU Delft students. Source: Ventolines