NIRAS and Egis sign a partnership agreement during Wind Europe to work jointly on offshore wind developments in the French market


From left to right: Louise Rønde Mønster, Expertise Director, NIRAS; Thor Ugelvig Petersen, Vice-President, NIRAS; Jean-Emmanuel Seixas, Strategy Director for Energy, Climate & Environment, Egis, and Vilde Melvik, Discipline Lead, NIRAS

Offshore wind power is a key sector to achieve Net Zero objectives. The partnership between NIRAS and Egis, leading consulting, engineering and operating firm, is paramount in the aim of increasing consultancy and engineering services in the field of renewable energies, in particular offshore wind energy projects in France, which is its historical domestic market.

March 27, 2024

The partnership is a significant stepping stone for NIRAS to further expand its business in France and in the field of offshore wind development. For over 35 years NIRAS has been at the forefront of global offshore wind and by joining forces with Egis, NIRAS expand its service offerings to future key clients on the French market.

The French market potential according to Thor Ugelvig Petersen, Vice-President in NIRAS:

"With the upcoming tenders for Bretagne South, Port-La-Nouvelle, Fos-sur-Mer, Atlantic South and Center Manche II, the offshore wind market in France entails a number of interesting and challenging projects, where we in NIRAS with our strong track record and international experience can generate tremendous value and solutions on both engineering and environmental aspects – with the collaboration agreement with Egis, we join forces to provide the best combination between International and local content."

NIRAS is a very purpose-led company and we are grateful to partner up with Egis who, as NIRAS, sets strong ambitions to be a leader in the renewable energy sector.

Thor Ugelvig Petersen

To summarize the rationale behind this partnership, I would say that NIRAS knows how to build huge and complex offshore wind farms when Egis knows how to deliver major and multidisciplinary projects in France.

Jean-Emmanuel Seixas

As one of the world’s leading consulting, engineering and operating firms, Egis holds itself responsible for today’s biggest challenges: fighting climate change, the digital transition and meeting the needs of growing populations. Egis ’purpose is to support the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, and Egis aims at becoming a leader in the renewable energy sector.

“After a decade of slow progress, the French market within offshore wind is now taking off with the government’s ambition to achieve 18GW in 2035, relying on both fixed and floating technology. Decarbonisation is at the core of Egis' projects and at the heart of our collaborators. We want to put our technical expertise and deep knowledge of the French engineering market at the service of the private developers, central and local authorities, contractors, and energy operators to achieve this goal.

We are proud to sign this partnership with such a company like NIRAS, which is pioneer in the development of offshore wind and with whom we share the same values as people first, innovative, and responsible companies," says Jean-Emmanuel Seixas, Egis Strategy Director for Energy, Climate & Environment.

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Thor Ugelvig Petersen

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