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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, regional universities, industry clusters, national industry associations, 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.

NORCE will have the project manager role.

Project Owners


GCE Ocean Technology, NOR, NorSea, Hub Ocean, Aker Offshore Wind, Equinor, Eviny, Odfjell Oceanwind, Offshore Norge, Agder fylkeskommune, Universitetet i Stavanger, Deep Wind Offshore, GCE Node, Shell, UiB, UiA, Rogaland fylkeskommune, Nordic Circles, Norseman Wind, Norwegian Offshore Wind, TotalEnergies, Norsk Industri, Agder energi, Energy Transition Norway, Vestland fylkeskommune.
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.

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