Ireland-based Gazelle Wind Power, the developer of a unique floating wind platform, has established its first US office in Austin, Texas. The opening will allow the company to better serve the US wind energy marketplace.

In a press release, president Jon Salazar commented: “We chose Austin for our US office because several leading sources rank the city as a top cleantech innovation hub, which gives us unparalleled access to potential partners. Austin also provides Gazelle with convenient access to the robust offshore wind market that is taking off in the Gulf Coast region and throughout the US.”

A record-breaking 17GW of new wind capacity was installed in the US in 2020, according to the US Department of Energy, bringing the country’s overall total to 122GW.

Gazelle Wind Power is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in the UK, Spain and France.