Ventolines further expands in the US with the establishment of Ventolines U.S., Incorporated


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Ventolines further expands in the US with the establishment of Ventolines U.S., Incorporated – Mark W. Coplen appointed President Ventolines U.S.

Ventolines, successful Netherlands based advisory and renewable energy development forerunner announces today the establishment of Ventolines U.S., Inc. Mark W. Coplen is appointed as President.

Ventolines has been present in the U.S. offshore wind sector since 2016. Our team has been supporting developers and owners including Deepwater Wind and Mayflower Wind. “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.”

Please join us in welcoming Mark Coplen, August 24th – 26th at the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum at the Greater Richmond Convention Centre, booth 426.


About Ventolines

Headquartered in Almere, greater Amsterdam region, with a staff of nearly 100 experts, Ventolines has become a significant player in renewable energy projects. Ventolines provides services to the development, contracting, construction, and asset management phases of wind, solar, storage and integrated projects. Furthermore, it has key expertise in all related legal matters, Power Purchase Agreements, the electricity market, and stakeholder management, for investment, divestment and financing transactions.

Ventolines guides clients in decision-making and manages projects based on years of expertise, built through lead roles on clean energy projects large and small. We pride ourselves as a skilled team with the knowledge and experience to guarantee a reliable, high-quality result. We always come up with a suitable solution that works for everyone to successfully complete projects. We are persistent and never give-up, we aim to be the best.

Ventolines was founded in 2007 by siblings Anne and Jelma de Groot, building on their previous experience on wind projects. The company has been involved in renewable energy projects with more than 2000 MW of installed power in the Netherlands. This includes the country’s largest onshore wind farm, Windplan Groen, at 500 MW. Ventolines is also developing the world’s largest offshore wind farm in a lake, Windpark Fryslân, at 383 MW, with 89 turbines under construction. In addition, Ventolines is involved in the development of several solar farms, accounting for more than 350 MW, and multiple storage projects.

We guide clients through the renewable energy transition, from wind farms in the oceans, to turbines and solar farms on land. By combining an expert skill set, knowhow and years of experience, we successfully realize renewable energy projects. We stand together with our clients and stakeholders. Guiding them forward. Making sure our renewable energy solutions offer opportunities for everyone.

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