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Norway sets 30GW offshore wind energy target

Photo by Anne Kristin Hjukse at the Norwegian Prime Ministers Office
Photo by Anne Kristin Hjukse at the Norwegian Prime Ministers Office

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced at a press conference this week that the Government will allocate areas for 30,000 MW (30 GW) for offshore wind production by 2040.

This corresponds to the amount of power that Norway produces today and will require 1500 offshore wind turbines connected to grid solutions with both hybrid and radiall cables:

Read full press release (in Norwegian)

Green industrial boost

The offshore wind energy target is part of a larger push by the Norwegian Governments goal of reducing CO2 emission by 50% and increase the export with 50% by 2030

– This is a green industrial boost in Norway and can provide abundant amounts of renewable energy in the future. The goal of the development is to give people and companies large amounts of reasonable power. If we are to achieve that, we have to invest now. And we must invest on a large scale, said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

The government will accommodate for a large Norwegian industry within offshore wind in Norway, but will do so step by step in several allocation rounds to allow room to build up competence and experience.

– With the great ambitions of the government, Norwegian offshore wind will be able to play a central role in the European energy transition, said Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland.

Steering several activities towards offshore wind

GCE Ocean Technology applauds the Norwegian Governments great ambitions within offshore wind and have several planned activities in the next few months where offshore wind will be a major theme:

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