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Nel and Statkraft pave the way for a green hydrogen value chain in Norway

Hydrogen technology company Nel and Europe’s largest supplier of renewable energy, Statkraft, newly signed a contract for delivery of 40 MW electrolysers and will thus collaborate to create a strong value chain for production of green hydrogen in Norway. “We are determined that we will contribute towards making Norway a leading producer of renewable hydrogen, … Continue reading Nel and Statkraft pave the way for a green hydrogen value chain in Norway

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RWE and Equinor agree on strategic partnership for security of supply and decarbonisation

Anders Opedal (Equinor) and Dr Markus Krebber (RWE) agreed today on a strategic energy partnership between their companies. The agreement includes large scale projects that will contribute to the European energy supply as well as to the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy in Germany and the EU. In addition, the partnership will strengthen the long-term … Continue reading RWE and Equinor agree on strategic partnership for security of supply and decarbonisation

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Norsk Hydro plans wind farm to power industrial plants

Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro NHY.OL and two partners said on Monday they plan to build an onshore wind farm costing between 3 and 4 billion Norwegian crowns ($304 million-$405 million) on Norway’s west coast. The plant, if approved, would have output of 1 terrawatt hour (TWh) of electricity, providing renewable power to existing and … Continue reading Norsk Hydro plans wind farm to power industrial plants

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Mainstream Renewable Power, Ocean Winds and Statkraft sign collaboration MoU with Aker Solutions for floating wind at Utsira Nord in Norway

Mainstream, Ocean Winds and Statkraft are in a consortium to pursue an application to develop floating wind power at the Utsira Nord license area in 2023. The consortium and Aker Solutions will together develop sustainable and cost-efficient technologies which include design, construction, fabrication and installation initiatives and other innovative solutions and new technology to lower … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power, Ocean Winds and Statkraft sign collaboration MoU with Aker Solutions for floating wind at Utsira Nord in Norway

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RWE, Equinor and Hydro to explore opportunities for offshore wind development in the Mandal area

An offshore wind consortium consisting of RWE Renewables, Equinor and Hydro REIN, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Windport AS, a supplier of port facilities in the Mandal area. RWE Renewables, Equinor and Hydro REIN jointly aim to develop a large-scale bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area in the … Continue reading RWE, Equinor and Hydro to explore opportunities for offshore wind development in the Mandal area

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Equinor and partners consider 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Norway

Equinor and its partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Troll and Oseberg fields, have initiated a study and are looking into possible options for building a floating offshore wind farm in the Troll area some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway. With an installed capacity of about ~1 GW and an annual production … Continue reading Equinor and partners consider 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Norway

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Statkraft supplies Omya Hustadmarmor AS with certified green electricity from local hydropower stations

tatkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, and Omya Hustadmarmor AS have signed an amendment to an existing power purchase agreement (PPA). During the eight years from January 2022 until December 2029, Statkraft will supply a total volume of around 1 TWh of certified green electricity to the marble processing plant at Elnesvågen, Norway. The … Continue reading Statkraft supplies Omya Hustadmarmor AS with certified green electricity from local hydropower stations

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Norway announces big new offshore wind energy targets

The Norwegian Government wants to allocate 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. The announcement gives another boost to Europe’s floating wind industry. But uncertainty remains on the licensing schedules and auction design. It’s also unclear how much of the electricity will be exported to mainland Europe. Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced … Continue reading Norway announces big new offshore wind energy targets

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Norway could have 14% share of floating offshore wind market by 2050

Menon Economics, an Oslo consultancy, has forecast that floating offshore wind could create more than 50,000 new jobs and win a 5-14% share of the global floating market by the middle of the century.However, to achieve these aims, the sector urgently needs ‘clarification’ on a range of legal and financial issues. Arvind Nesse, Head of … Continue reading Norway could have 14% share of floating offshore wind market by 2050

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Norway launches 30 GW offshore wind plan by 2040

Norway has launched a large-scale investment plan aimed at allocating sea areas to develop 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. The ambition is that almost as much new power will be produced from offshore wind as Norway produces in total today. ”Today we launch a large-scale investment in offshore wind. Our ambition is … Continue reading Norway launches 30 GW offshore wind plan by 2040

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Norway announces first offshore wind power auction

Last week the Norwegian Government announced that they will hold the country’s first offshore wind auction in the second half of 2022. The auction will have a total capacity of 1.5 GW. Further offshore wind auctions will follow. Despite the announcement, the Norwegian wind industry is not completely content.  Norway is blessed with ideal conditions … Continue reading Norway announces first offshore wind power auction

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Norway to launch 1.5 gigawatt offshore wind tender

Norway will launch later this year its first tender for bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines in the southern North Sea, planning to develop 1.5 gigawatt of electricity that will supply the Norwegian mainland, the country’s government said on Wednesday. Offshore wind is seen as a key new industry offering a potential transition for Norway’s dominant oil … Continue reading Norway to launch 1.5 gigawatt offshore wind tender

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Potential bidders in Norway’s first offshore wind tender

Norway has earmarked two areas in the North Sea to accommodate up to 4.5 gigawatt (GW) of floating and bottom-fixed wind turbine capacity and will identify additional offshore areas for development amid strong interest from energy firms. Utsira Nord, an area of 1,000 square km (386 square miles), is located northwest of the oil industry … Continue reading Potential bidders in Norway’s first offshore wind tender

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Vattenfall and Seagust join forces in Norwegian offshore wind bid

Vattenfall and Norwegian company Seagust have formed a joint venture to bid for offshore wind areas in Norway’s upcoming licensing rounds. The joint venture represents Vattenfall’s entry into the Norwegian wind market.   The joint venture intends to bid on licenses in both the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II areas in the North Sea. … Continue reading Vattenfall and Seagust join forces in Norwegian offshore wind bid

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Norway needs more onshore and offshore wind power to keep up with growing energy demand

In November WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Norwegian Wind Energy Association’s annual conference and met with Energy State Secretary Amund Vik, Secretary General in the Energy Mnistry Andreas Eriksen and the Energy Regulator Kjetil Lund. Norway is set to install 1GW of onshore wind this year, bringing it to almost 5GW – up … Continue reading Norway needs more onshore and offshore wind power to keep up with growing energy demand

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Floating offshore wind energy demo project successfully commissioned off the Norwegian coast

RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind and to have one gigawatt either in operation or under construction by 2030. To gain experience early, RWE is participating in multiple high-profile floating demonstration projects like the TetraSpar Demonstrator. Together with its partners Shell, TEPCO Renewables and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies RWE has … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy demo project successfully commissioned off the Norwegian coast

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Aker Offshore Wind, Ocean Winds and Statkraft unite to develop floating offshore wind energy in the Norwegian North Sea

The equal partnership will submit an application to the Norwegian authorities for the development of a commercial scale floating offshore wind farm in the Utsira Nord license area in the Norwegian North Sea. Combining five decades of North Sea expertise in offshore development, execution, and marine operations from the Aker group of companies, the experience … Continue reading Aker Offshore Wind, Ocean Winds and Statkraft unite to develop floating offshore wind energy in the Norwegian North Sea

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Norway: Iberdrola, TotalEnergies and Norsk Havvind join forces for offshore wind energy

Iberdrola, TotalEnergies, and Norsk Havvind have joined forces to respond to the Norwegian authorities’ call for tenders for the development of floating and bottom-fixed wind projects for a cumulated capacity of 4.5 GW at two offshore sites in southern Norway. The consortium will leverage in its offer the proven technical expertise of its members in … Continue reading Norway: Iberdrola, TotalEnergies and Norsk Havvind join forces for offshore wind energy

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RWE, NTE and Havfram: joint participation in floating offshore wind power project in Norway

RWE, NTE and Havfram have signed a collaboration agreement. Together, the three companies intend to participate in the Norwegian government’s tender process for floating offshore wind energy, which will begin later this year. Norway has ambitious climate targets: by 2030, the country aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 55 per cent … Continue reading RWE, NTE and Havfram: joint participation in floating offshore wind power project in Norway

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Offshore wind energy: New Ocean Grid project in the North Sea

The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø, announced today that the Ocean Grid project will get financial support of 82.7 million NOK, through the Green Platform scheme. The project will develop new technology, knowledge and solutions to enable a profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf. It will look particularly … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: New Ocean Grid project in the North Sea

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