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Wind Energy Advisory Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark The Trade Council


In today’s corporate world much focus is on consolidation and competitiveness. The US wind energy industry wants solutions and not just products. To meet industry needs, we have therefore taken the initiative to facilitate solutions by establishing a specialized team for Wind Energy Advisory Services for North America at the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago. Our first concept aspires to create a cluster of complementary Danish component suppliers that join forces to offer cutting edge industrial solutions as demanded by the major Original Equipment Suppliers (OEM) of wind turbines. Our overriding aim is to facilitate and drive growth by reaping synergies from companies with complementary products in a cost efficient way. Barriers for entering a new major market can be substantial, but with the cluster concept, we can lower these costs for the participating companies, while simultaneously providing a local presence with our long-term and dedicated focus on the market. We hope that you will welcome the Wind Energy Advisory Services for North America and the launch of its first initiative, the cluster concept for Danish component suppliers. Rest assured that we continuously strive to meet your goals in a way that not only lives up to our hands-on approach, but also reflects an urgent need within the wind energy industry. Consul General and Trade Commissioner—Jakob Andersen

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Ali Mushtaq Director of Wind Energy Advisory in North America Prior to joining the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago, Ali was the European Manager for Sales and Business Development at Repower Systems SE and Assistant Vice President for Strategy & Business Development at Suzlon Energy. Ali has extensive international experience in the wind energy industry, having covered diverse markets in North America, Europe, The Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Ali leads our wind energy team and is responsible for all business activities throughout North America.


Our Services Our team provides a full range of services to Danish companies that are either active or wish to enter the North American wind energy market. The services offered can take the company from the planning stages of a new market entry to execution of the entry process whether that remains on an export based model, joint venture, alliance, or requires the establishment of a local subsidiary.

Strategic Analysis & Planning Together we will work out a road map and a sound financial plan detailing step-by-step long-term goals, milestones, and the costs involved to your company. This will result in a go-to-market strategy that is designed to take your particular needs and circumstances into consideration, while paying close attention to the industry and market dynamics.

Business Execution Our team focuses on the interface between operational sales, strategic business development and government relations. Our team will identify, establish and maintain long-term relationships with key stakeholders in the market and guarantees constant local market presence. Your business activities will be coordinated, and could include premium services covering the entire business cycle. The execution phase includes the set-up of a local sales office at our premises in Chicago (Incubator). We can arrange warehousing, stocking facilities and distribution that will enable local invoicing/billing and just-in-time delivery.

Corporate Establishment We can facilitate a fully owned set up and launch of US subsidiary at a carefully selected location, including the screening and recruitment of new employees. Apart from identifying sites and building facilities, our feasibility studies include local business conditions; tax issues; federal and state incentives; access to our network of professional lawyers, accountants, and other professional services; transportation issues; and access to sub-suppliers


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The Team Ali Mushtaq Jeppe Fredslund Jakob Andersen Marianne Meyer Ali Mushtaq

Jeppe Fredslund

Jakob Andersen

Our City & Our Location

Marianne Meyer

Our wind energy advisory services are located in Chicago. Chicago offers excellent infrastructure. O’Hare International Airport offers easy access to all major US cities and international destinations including daily direct connections to Copenhagen and other major European cities. Chicago is the leading city for manufactured machinery, and a broad range of wind energy companies, advisory services are located in Chicago. Chicago offers excellent infrastructure. ranging from OEMs, developers, and consultants are located in the Illinois region.O’Hare

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Testimonials

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