Speeding up offshore wind development in Norway


The offshore wind industry in Norway will provide valuable input to the project. PHOTO: TetraSpar

The project ImpactWind SouthWest has a goal of creating more efficient concession processes for offshore wind in Norway. It has now been granted NOK 28 million from The research Council of Norway.

Clusters, license applicants, counties and universities are part of the collaboration, and the project is lead by NORCE. With the recent grant from The Research council, the total budget is now approximately NOK 56 million.

Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster will be a connector between the R&D-partners in the project and our members.

- We need to strengthen the collaboration between the industry and academics in Norway to speed up the offshore wind development. In this project, research and education will make concessions processes more efficient, and it is important that the industry provide our valuable input, says Arvid Nesse, cluster manager in Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster.

A project goal is to strengthen the higher education programs within offshore wind. The project also aims to develop a data base solution for the development of offshore wind.

These are part of the project:

4 industry clusters: GCE NODE, GCE Ocean Technology, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster, and Norwegian Energy Solutions.

7 license applicants: Norseman Wind, Aker Offshore Wind, Eviny (BKK), Shell, NorSea Group, DeepWind Offshore and Agder Energi.

3 counties: Agder, Rogaland, and Vestland.

4 academic partners: University of Agder, University of Stavanger, University of Bergen, and NORCE.

Project manager: NORCE.


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Arvid Nesse, Cluster manager.

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