Norway Takes a Step Forward in Offshore Wind
A celebration was in order, when Norway's government announced its first competition for offshore wind areas 29 March.
This is a significant move towards Norway’s ambition of allocating areas for 30,000 MW of offshore wind by 2040.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland is inviting applicants to apply for project areas for renewable energy production at sea, in two areas on the Norwegian continental shelf: Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord.
– This is a strong signal to investors and industry players that there is a driving force behind the desire for growth and development of the entire value chain, says Kai Stoltz, Business Developer in the GCE Ocean Technology cluster.
– Finally, we are moving towards predictability in offshore wind in Norway. We see this as an important step in further developing the Norwegian offshore wind industry, and are especially pleased to see that NVE has started the process of allocating new areas for offshore wind, he states.
What to know for Offshore Wind Developers
The application deadline for Sørlige Nordsjø II is August 4th, and for Utsira Nord, it is September 1st, 2023 and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has set up a dedicated landing page containing all the relevant information about the competition for interested developers.
The landing page provides details about the future process and guidelines for those competing for the offshore wind areas.
Collaboration is king
– Overall, the announcement of the first competitions for offshore wind areas in Norway is a significant step towards achieving the country's goal of increasing renewable power production, says Owe Hagesæther, CEO in GCE Ocean Technology.
– It shows the government's commitment to the green transition and the importance of collaborating with various interest groups. With its large offshore areas and skilled professionals and companies, Norway has great potential for offshore wind development, contributing to the country's transition to a more sustainable future, Hagesæther ends.
What role would you like in our projects?
Join our Ocean Innovation Lab 25-26 May near Bergen, to shape upcoming collaboration projects that can strengthen your business. At this year’s Ocean ...
We help you with securing funding
The research council of Norway’s next big application deadline is 7 June. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you. The Research Council of ...
GCE Ocean Technology Events
Frokostseminar: Havvindkappløpet er i gang! Er din bedrift klar til å bidra?
Havvindkappløpet er i gang på globalt nivå, og det nærmer seg tildelinger på Sørlige Nordsjø II og Utsira Nord. Er din bedrift klar for å ta del i det nye industrieventyret?
Media City Bergen Lars Hilles gate 30, Bergen
One Ocean Week
15.-21. april 2023 er Bergen stedet for debatt, erfaringsutveksling og opplevelser knyttet til en bærekraftig utnyttelse av havet. Uken starter spektakulært med Statsraad Lehmkuhls hjemkomst fra jordomseilingen The One Ocean Expedition.
Welcome to One Ocean Conference 2023
We're excited to announce that THE OCEAN changes name to One Ocean Conference.
Ocean Hour: Refleksjoner fra One Ocean Week – Hva nå?
Vi inviterer til en time om bord på Vision of the Fjords med refleksjoner fra One Ocean Week.
Vision of the Fjords, Bryggen i Bergen
Hywind Tampen Cruise
Experience the world's largest floating wind park, Hywind Tampen, up close on a unique boat trip.
Roundtrip Bergen - Sløvåg