In Norway, wind energy makes up about 10% of the electricity production capacity. Moreover, the country has the goal to become one of the first countries in Europe to develop grid-scale floating offshore wind farms. With Norway‘s high electricity production in mind, it comes as no surprise that developing onshore or offshore wind farms in Norway is an attractive objective for companies. The following three companies are among those developers of large-scale wind farms in Norway.
1) Equinor: Energy company with floating wind developments from Stavanger, Norway
Headquartered in Stavanger, Equinor is a Norwegian state-owned international energy company. The company is not only developing oil and gas, but also onshore and offshore wind and solar energy. In Norway, it is building what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm: The floating offshore wind farm Hywind Tampen will have a system capacity of 88MW.
2) Corio Generation: Offshore wind developer from London, UK
Specialized in developing large-scale offshore wind farms, the London-based developer has one of the world‘s largest offshore wind development pipelines of over 30GW. The company is part of several ambitious projects in Norway. Together with Vårgrønn and Å Energi, the company will develop new offshore wind projects with up to 3 GW of capacity in the Norwegian Sørlige Nordsjø II area. Together with the developer next on the list, Corio Generation will develop Norway’s first grid-scale floating offshore wind farm called Utsira Nord.
3) Å Energi: Energy group with offshore wind developments from Kristiansand, Norway
Å Energi is a Kristiansand-based energy group that locally focuses on Europe. A major wind development of the company in Norway, together with Green Investment Group, was the 1.5GW floating offshore wind project located in Norway’s Utsira Nord zone. The wind project accounts for a large part of Agder Energi‘s wind development portfolio. Together with Corio Generation in a joint venture named Nordvegen Vind, it will develop Norway’s first grid-scale floating offshore wind farm off the south-west coast of Norway. Utsira Nord is planned to have a capacity of 1.5GW.
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