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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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Shell plans to bid in Norway’s offshore wind energy tender

Shell teamed up with Norwegian utilities BKK and Lyse to bid in the Nordic country’s first offshore wind power tender expected next year, the companies said on Thursday. Shell has been active in oil and gas extraction on the Norwegian continental shelf for several decades, and like many of its peers sees offshore wind as … Continue reading Shell plans to bid in Norway’s offshore wind energy tender

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bp today agreed to join Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind to develop offshore wind energy in Norway

The partnership – in which bp, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind will each hold a 33.3% share – will pursue a bid to develop offshore wind power in the Sørlige Nordsjø II (SN2) licence area. SN2’s favourable location provides power export access to local and adjacent markets. The consortium also intends to explore opportunities to … Continue reading bp today agreed to join Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind to develop offshore wind energy in Norway

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Ørsted joins Norwegian offshore wind consortium with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco

Ørsted joins consortium with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco establishing a long-term partnership to develop offshore wind pòwer in Norway and to compete in Norway’s upcoming application round for offshore wind areas. The Norwegian part of the North Sea holds great potential for the development of large-scale offshore wind farms that can supply green … Continue reading Ørsted joins Norwegian offshore wind consortium with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco

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