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ImpactWind SouthWest Project

This project aims to develop more efficient and thorough application processes so that the development of offshore wind can proceed more quickly in the oceans outside of Agder, Rogaland and Vestland in Norway.

The Norwegian Government wants to facilitate socio-economically profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf to create industrial opportunities for Norwegian industry and thereby diversify the petroleum supplier industry.

Development of offshore wind will also increase access to electric power necessary for increasing electrification and development of new power-intensive industries.

This project brings together a regional research institute, thre regional universities, four industry clusters, two national industry associations, seven license applicants and one recycling supplier in an interdisciplinary capacity boost aimed at license application processes.

The goal of the project is to enable faster development of offshore wind through the development of research-based knowledge and long-term educational / research capacity for efficient license application processes.

The four industry clusters in this project are GCE Ocean Technology, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster, Norwegian Energy Solutions and GCE NODE.

The seven license applicants in this project are Norseman Wind, Aker Offshore Wind, Eviny (BKK), Shell, NorSea Group, DeepWind Offshore and Agder Energy.

The three county municipalities in this project are Vestland, Rogaland and Agder.

The academic partners in the project are The University of Bergen (UiB), The University of Stavanger (UiS), The University of Agder (UiA) and NORCE.

NORCE will have the project manager role.


Project Owners

NORCE

Partipcants
GCE Ocean Technology, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster, Norwegian Energy Solutions and GCE NODE
Norseman Wind, Aker Offshore Wind, Eviny (BKK), Shell, NorSea Group, DeepWind Offshore and Agder Energy, The University of Bergen (UiB), The University of Stavanger (UiS), The University of Agder (UiA) and NORCE.
Period 2021-2026
Funding The allocation of NOK 28 million from the Research Council triggers own efforts and industrial support, so that you get a total project budget of approx. 56 mill. NOK.
Result

Speed up the application process in offshore wind: By collecting relevant data and developing research-based knowledge and long-term educational and research capacity, we can make the application processes more efficient.

Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz