Recently, in September 2022, David Hoek and Erwin van Berkel of Monobase Wind met Dutch Minister of Climate & Energy Rob Jetten at an event hosted by Cork County, City and Chamber. During their conversation they discussed the recent agreement struck by the minister and his international counterparts of several other North Sea countries to build a staggering total of 260 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2050 in the North Sea region. In doing so, they were in line with a plan that the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Denmark presented in May. Also, as Monobase Wind is particularly involved in innovation and development of new ‘green’ technologies, the Dutch innovation climate and government support were discussed. The team at Monobase Wind feels honoured to have had the opportunity to meet with the Minister in person.