Danish energy consultancy K2 sets up office in Gdynia, Poland

02 April 2018 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read

Denmark-based renewable energy consultancy K2 Management has opened a new office in the Baltic coast city of Gdynia, Poland. The firm now has 16 offices spread across 12 countries.

Danish energy consultancy K2 Management has gained a foothold in Eastern Europe with the opening of an office in Gdynia, Poland. The firm hopes to leverage the new locale to capitalise on the burgeoning wind and solar markets in Eastern and Central Europe.

In line with the rest of the European Union, Poland is keen to push ahead to meet its global climate targets as a signatory of the Paris Climate Accord. While many nations still lag behind their targets in the early years of the landmark agreement, the ambitious renewable energy targets of Poland have already established a strong, well-developed local offshore supply chain.

K2 recognised an attractive market and demand for their expert services in 2016, while supporting a client in the development of an offshore wind project. Two years later, the resulting new office in Gdynia will look to add to the more than 1,400 wind and solar projects which K2 has already completed.Danish energy consultancy K2 sets up office in Gdynia, PolandK2 Management was founded by Lars K. Hammershøj and Per K. Melgaard in Aarhus, Denmark, aiming to deliver independent technical advice to the energy sector. K2 Management is witnessing an especially strong interest from clients in the offshore wind market, along with a strong demand for project execution of wind and solar farms.

At present, the firm employs 150 consultants; however it plans to expand its headcount by 100 by the end of 2018. To help push toward this, a new suite of offices are under consideration, most likely in Holland, France, Japan, and a further one in Denmark. The Polish office, which is the firm’s 16th in 12 countries, will also see K2 look to tap Poland's talent pool of project managers and engineers to support its global organisation.

Commenting on the potential growth of the renewable sector in the country, the head of the new Polish K2 office, Karolina Drozd, said the consulting firm also views Poland as having favourable government policies  on renewables, which can drive further expansion. She said; “We see a strong political focus for developing large wind and solar projects in the region.” 

Chief Sales Officer and K2 co-founder Lars K. Hammershøj added; “Our involvement has developed a strong interest from developers and utilities in the region for our services, making us confident that a local presence can better support our clients.”

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