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  • 11 December 2020
    Authorities, R&D

    Norwegian government will invest NOK 120 million (EUR 11.3 million) in a new wind power research centre, with offshore wind research being one the main priorities for the new centre. The investment was announced on 11 December by the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, who also announced the establishment of the new […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Fred. Olsen Renewables (FORAS) and Hafslund Eco have entered into an agreement to collaborate for the offshore wind sector in Norway. FORAS and Hafslund Eco plan to jointly submit a pre-application for the development of offshore wind projects at the Sørlige Nordsjø and Utsira Nord areas. According to the parties, the 50:50 agreement will see […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Aker Offshore Wind has secured a grant from Norway’s Enova for a pre-project that aims to reduce costs and increase maturity in important technical segments of floating offshore wind. The launched project study explores how the supplier industry can develop and support the realization of floating offshore wind in segments such as fabrication, execution models […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Aker Offshore Wind and Aker BP have agreed to cooperate on realizing offshore wind in Norway at large scale, as well as accelerating the process of decarbonizing oil & gas assets. The parties plan to collaborate on concepts for the development of large offshore wind farms to enable effective offtake to oil & gas producing […]

  • 7 September 2020
    Grid Connection

    The NordLink interconnector has transmitted the first power between Norway and Germany. According to Nexans, the system is under testing and electricity with a capacity of 70 MW was transferred between the two countries last week. NordLink is the world’s first interconnection that will enable two countries to exchange and store energy generated from renewable sources. […]

  • 19 August 2020

    The U.S. Department of Interior and Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation in offshore oil and gas, offshore wind energy and seabed minerals activities. Under the MOU, the two countries’ authorities agreed on the exchange of scientific and technical information, and cooperation regarding research and […]

  • 29 July 2020

    The hull of Prysmian’s new cable laying vessel (CLV) Leonardo da Vinci is fully completed, including the entire superstructure and the launching ceremony, according to the company’s social media post on 28 July. Leonardo da Vinci, built in Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea in Romania, will now be towed to Vard’s shipyard in Brattvåg in Norway for […]

  • 15 June 2020

    Cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway, where outfitting work will be carried out. Nexans Aurora began its trip to Norway from the CRIST shipyard in Poland a few days ago. The hull will now be towed into the dock hall at Ulstein Verft before activities such as outfitting, […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Aker BP is planning to explore the opportunity of using offshore wind energy at new oil & gas development areas offshore Norway. Aker BP and Equinor recently entered into an agreement in principle on commercial terms for the coordinated development of the licenses Krafla, Fulla, and North of Alvheim (NOAKA) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. […]

  • 12 June 2020

    Norway has opened two areas for offshore wind development, which are said to together have a capacity of 4,500 MW. The applications for the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II areas will launch on 1 January 2021, and limits have been set on the amount of wind power that can be developed. Utsira Nord is […]

  • 4 June 2020

    Prysmian’s new cable-laying vessel Leonardo Da Vinci is undergoing final preparations ahead of being towed from Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, to Norway for final outfitting. Following the finalization of the hull in Tulcea, Leonard Da Vinci will begin its journey from the Danube river through the Mediterranean and along the shores of Portugal, Spain and […]

  • 29 May 2020

    Norwegian government has earmarked NOK 25 million (approx. EUR 2.3 million) for a project in the offshore wind industry and establishment of a research center for renewable energy. NOK 15 million (approx. EUR 1.4 million) have been proposed for the new renewable energy research center, which will focus primarily on the challenges in the offshore […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian investment company Magnora ASA has acquired a stake in a 500MW shallow-water offshore wind project in Northern Europe. According to Magnora, the final transaction agreements for the offshore wind project have been signed. The cooperation with the founders and the development of the project will now commence with Magnora obtaining an initial minority ownership […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Global Center of Expertise (GCE) NODE has called on the Norwegian government to establish a national strategy with the right incentives to help kickstart the local offshore wind industry. According to Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE, Norway needs to launch an industrial policy as other nations have comprehensive strategies to develop their business sector within […]

  • 2 July 2019

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is today submitting proposals to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development, and is seeking input on whether to open a third area. The two areas that the ministry plans to open for offshore wind development are Utsira Nord and Sandskallen-Sørøya Nord. Utsira Nord lies west of Utsira […]

  • 19 June 2019

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced plans to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development with a combined capacity of up to 3.5GW. The Ministry will send a proposal to open a hearing on the Utsira North area off the coast of Rogaland before summer. In addition, input will be requested for the […]

  • 4 December 2018

    The Crist shipyard in Poland has completed the construction of Acta Marine’s third walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus.

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    SeaTwirl has signed a deal with the Norwegian Haugaland Kraft for selling electricity from the SeaTwirl S2 turbine due to be installed in 2020.

  • 28 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Norway could become the home of the first offshore wind farm directly connected to oil and gas platforms, as Equinor and its partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the five platforms at the oil and gas fields with power from a floating offshore wind.

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Norway plans to open two new areas for floating offshore wind on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this autumn, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes said during the Energy Outlook conference held this week in Arendal.

  • 29 May 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    On 4 June, Norwegian Parliament (Storting) will discuss a new proposal asking the government to draft detailed regulation for opening concession areas and granting concessions rights for offshore wind projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). 

  • 6 March 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine tower components built for the world’s first floating wind farm, the 30MW Hywind Scotland, have been loaded onto a cargo ship and are en route to the assembly base in Stord, Norway, according to Navacel, the manufacturer of the towers. Statoil, the owner and developer of Hywind Scotland, awarded Navacel with the contract […]

  • 14 July 2016

    ABB has won an order worth more than USD 30 million (approx. EUR 27 million) from Statnett for two substations that will strengthen Norway’s grid reliability, boost power supplies, and facilitate the integration of new renewable energy sources. The substations will also play a key role in connecting the Norwegian grid to those of the UK […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Grid Connection

    Ofgem has approved a 650km long subsea interconnector between Norway and Scotland, planned to be installed in 2021.  On 20 June 2016, Ofgem granted an electricity interconnector licence to Norway-based company NorthConnect KS, authorising it to participate in the operation of the NorthConnect KS interconnector. NorthConnect is a joint venture between five companies, established to develop, build, own and […]

  • 4 February 2016

    Esvagt Njord, also known as Esvagt HST-125, left the quay side in Gdansk this morning and is heading to Leirvik Shipyard in Norway, according to the Danish Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) operator Esvagt. Esvagt Njord OSV was built by Poland’s Nauta Shiprepair Yard and is destined to service the 400 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm off Norfolk, […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Grid Connection

    Intertek has helped to support National Grid and Statnett in the development of an infrastructure project linking the UK and Norwegian electricity networks (NSN Link) which, when constructed, will be the world’s longest high voltage direct current (HVDC) undersea interconnector. For the past four years, Intertek has acted as marine consultants for the two companies […]