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Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry. Prime Minister Solberg and Linga started the cutting robot on the project’s first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October. Kværner’s assignment will … Continue reading Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm

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Fosen, the largest onshore wind power plant in Europe

The 1.06 GW Fosen complex in central Norway, Europe’s largest onshore wind power project, has seen its latest turbine installed. The last of the 277 wind turbines supplied by Vestas was installed on the Geitfjellet subproject, Recharge reported, citing the majority owner of the project, Norwegian state power company Statkraft. Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen recently … Continue reading Fosen, the largest onshore wind power plant in Europe

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Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in Sweden, Norway and Finland

At the Nordex Group, the Nordic region includes three primary markets: Sweden, Norway and Finland. Sweden led the way for the Group’s business footprint in this area, opening its doors in 2006. The branch’s headquarters, which also serve the Norwegian branch, can be found in Uppsala, a city in the south east of the country, … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in Sweden, Norway and Finland

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Equinor powers ahead with floating wind power plant

Norway approved on Wednesday Equinor’s 4.8 billion Norwegian crowns ($466 million) plan to build floating offshore wind turbines that will provide electricity to North Sea oil and gas platforms. The long-planned wind energy project is going ahead despite Equinor’s decision to cut investment following a plunge in oil prices that has reduced the company’s cash … Continue reading Equinor powers ahead with floating wind power plant

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Norway approved plans for huge wind energy project

Norway’s Oil & Energy Ministry approved development plans on Wednesday for Equinor’s wind power project Hywind Tampen in the North Sea. It’s billed as the largest such project in the world, with construction due to start in 2022. Oil & Energy Minister Tina Bru claimed it was “an historic day” and that the Hywind Tampen … Continue reading Norway approved plans for huge wind energy project

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Wind energy in Norway, Vestas supplies wind turbines to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Vestas has secured an order from Green Investment Group Limited, a specialist developer, sponsor and investor and part of the Macquarie Group for the 79.8 MW wind project in Norway. Vestas has developed a customised solution for the project with 19 V150-4.2 MW turbines that combines Vestas’ largest rotor in Norway with a 25-year Active … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Vestas supplies wind turbines to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

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Wind energy in Norway, Nordex 5 MW wind turbines for a 51 MW wind farm

Nordex has received another order for its new Delta4000 wind turbines, with their 5MW+ rated power, in Norway. The manufacturer will supply nine N149/5.X wind turbines for the “Lutelandet” wind farm. The wind poert project was developed by Vestavind Kraft and is owned by Lutelandet Energipark AS, a daughter of the Norwegian municipal utility, SFE … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Nordex 5 MW wind turbines for a 51 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Norway, Nordex wind turbines for 400 MW wind farm

Nordex has received a large order for 400 MW from Norway using wind turbines in the 5 MW+ class. The Nordex Group will supply and install 72 N149/5.X wind turbines, with 105 meter steel towers, at the “Øyfjellet” wind farm for a German investor. Following completion of the wind power project in autumn 2021, the … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Nordex wind turbines for 400 MW wind farm

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Wind power in Norway: Vestas’ wind turbines for repowering

Vestas has received a 38 MW order from the utility Finnmark Kraft AS for the repowering of Havøygavlen Wind Farm on the island of Havøy in northern Norway, which is the world’s most northern wind farm. Located deep inside the arctic circle, with extreme climate conditions, this landmark project consists of nine V117-4.2 MW Typhoon … Continue reading Wind power in Norway: Vestas’ wind turbines for repowering

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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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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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