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Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind energy project

Giant step in floating offshore wind power: Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind farm, the first to supply wind energy to oil rigs. The Hywind Tampen floating marine wind farm, located in Norway, will be the largest in the world, with a total capacity of 88 MW and equipped … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind energy project

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Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

The 88 megawatt (MW) wind power project, called Hywind Tampen, consisting of 11 wind turbines, would meet about 35% of electricity needs at the Gullfaks and Snorre. Equinor will invest close to 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($549 million) to build floating wind turbines that will supply power to several North Sea oil and gas platforms, … Continue reading Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

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Expansion of onshore wind energy is a “no regrets” option for Norway

On 16 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke about the future of Norwegian wind energy as part of the Havvindkonferansen 2019 offshore wind conference in Oslo. The “no regrets” option for Norway, he said, is the further expansion of onshore wind.  And for now, this is what’s happening. “Norway will more than double its onshore … Continue reading Expansion of onshore wind energy is a “no regrets” option for Norway

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Vestas receives an order of 34 MW for wind power in Norway

Vestas has received a 34 MW order for the Haramsfjellet wind energy project on the island of Haramsøya in western Norway. Vestas has developed a solution to fit the site’s wind conditions that includes eight V136-4.2 MW wind turbines and a long-term service contract to optimise energy production for the lifetime of the project in … Continue reading Vestas receives an order of 34 MW for wind power in Norway

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Taaleri SolarWind II fund invests in a 34 MW wind farm in Norway

The Taaleri SolarWind II fund has acquired 100% ownership of the Haram wind farm. The wind farm is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, in western Norway, around 20 kilometers north of Ålesund. Construction works on the Haram wind farm will start shortly, and with 8 Vestas 4.2 MW turbines and an installed … Continue reading Taaleri SolarWind II fund invests in a 34 MW wind farm in Norway

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Floating wind power: Equinor secures subsidy for wind turbines at North Sea oilfields

Equinor will receive a 2.33 billion Norwegian crown ($260 million) subsidy for its planned construction of floating wind turbines to supply wind power to North Sea oil platforms, Norwegian state investment agency Enova said on Thursday. Equinor says the project could reduce Norway’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes per year, and has … Continue reading Floating wind power: Equinor secures subsidy for wind turbines at North Sea oilfields

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Eolus signs agreement with Aquila Capital for the sale of the 400 MW Norwegian wind farm Oyfjellet

Eolus has signed a share purchase agreement with Aquila Capital regarding the sale of wind farm Oyfjellet in Norway. The wind farm has a planned capacity of 400 MW. The preliminary purchase price amounts to EUR 30 million. The transaction covers the sale of 100% of the shares of the project company that holds all … Continue reading Eolus signs agreement with Aquila Capital for the sale of the 400 MW Norwegian wind farm Oyfjellet

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Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind energy

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind farms, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts(GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said. The oil-producing nation has recently been seeking to develop wind power, both onshore and offshore. The first offshore area, which the … Continue reading Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind energy

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Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

The Norwegian government will tighten the licensing conditions for wind power, newspaper Aftenposten reported on Saturday. Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Borge Freiberg announced stricter regulations when it comes to respecting deadlines for the start of construction of wind farms. Wind power developers in Norway today have five years to go from the license … Continue reading Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

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Norway identifies 13 preferred areas for new wind power projects

Norwegian energy regulator NVE has identified 13 areas it considers to be the most suitable for developing new onshore wind farms, mostly in the country’s south, it said on Monday. Wind power investments are booming in Norway as development costs fall, with some 1.8 gigawatt (GW) of capacity under construction to add to its existing … Continue reading Norway identifies 13 preferred areas for new wind power projects

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Norway preparing to expand its offshore wind energy supply chain

This week WindEurope attended the Offshore Wind Days 2019 conference in Oslo. Organised by Norwegian Energy Partners, this event gives global participants two days to discuss and analyse offshore wind market developments and supply chain challenges both in Europe and beyond. Day 1 set the scene for offshore wind on both a European and global … Continue reading Norway preparing to expand its offshore wind energy supply chain

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Wind energy in Norway: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm with 328 MW

Vestas has secured an order for several wind power projects in Norway that will feature different 4 MW wind turbines from Vestas’ product portfolio. Utilising the 4 MW platform’s flexibility, the wind turbines will ensure a high capacity factor and maximise energy production in a tailormade configuration based on the sites’ specific wind conditions. “The … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm with 328 MW

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Siemens Gamesa strengthens its presence in the onshore wind energy market with new wind farm projects totaling 263 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to reinforce its strong market position with the supply of 263 MW (1) to onshore wind power projects in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Turkey. The wind turbines types are within a performance range between 2.3 and 4.1 MW. In Northern Europe, the company will provide 34 wind turbines with … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa strengthens its presence in the onshore wind energy market with new wind farm projects totaling 263 MW

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New wind power farms could thrive in Norway without subsidies

Declining costs and rising power prices mean major new wind farms could be built in the south of Norway without subsidies, the country’s state-owned grid operator said on Thursday. The report by Statnett is part of an analysis that Norway’s energy regulator NVE is putting together on the potential for increasing the country’s wind power … Continue reading New wind power farms could thrive in Norway without subsidies

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Floating wind energy: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel. It is expected to offer important competitive advantages over existing floating wind concepts, with … Continue reading Floating wind energy: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

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Peikko delivers rock foundations to Bjerkreim wind farm in Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian sales office Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order to supply rock foundation technology to the municipalities of Hå and Bjerkreim in Southern Norway. Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 70 foundations of the wind park. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation … Continue reading Peikko delivers rock foundations to Bjerkreim wind farm in Norway

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Exploring the prospects for offshore wind energy in Norway

WindEurope was at the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS 2018) event in Stavanger this week to promote the future prospects of offshore wind power. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson presented the outlook for offshore wind in Europe. There is currently 17 GW of offshore wind power capacity in Europe – providing 1.5% of Europe’s electricity – Dickson … Continue reading Exploring the prospects for offshore wind energy in Norway

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Norway’s Aker Solutions to step up expansion in offshore wind power

The chief executive of Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions sees high growth potential from its Brazilian business and from expansion in offshore windfarms, he said on Tuesday. Aker Solutions, a specialist in building floating offshore platforms, is looking beyond both oil and its extensive operations in the Norwegian North Sea. “I expect Brazil in … Continue reading Norway’s Aker Solutions to step up expansion in offshore wind power

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Equinor offshore floating wind turbines to power North Sea oilfields

If materialised, it would be the world’s first floating offshore wind farm powering oil platforms and is estimated to cost around 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($591.5 million) and could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 200,000 tonnes per year. Equinor is considering whether to build an offshore wind farm with floating turbines to … Continue reading Equinor offshore floating wind turbines to power North Sea oilfields

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Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines with 208 MW total capacity for one of Norway’s largest wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply the Tonstad Wind Farm in Norway with 51 of its SWT-DD-142 Onshore wind turbines. After commissioning, the wind farm will be one of the largest in Norway. The project is developed by ENGIE and will have a total capacity of 208 MW. The wind farm is located in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines with 208 MW total capacity for one of Norway’s largest wind farm

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