Iberdrola, TotalEnergies and Norsk Havvind will compete together in offshore wind in Norway

They will compete jointly for a cumulative 4.5 GW capacity at two offshore sites in southern Norway.

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Iberdrola, TotalEnergies and Norsk Havvind have created a consortium to participate in the tender of the Norwegian authorities for the development of floating and fixed-bottom wind projects. They will compete jointly for a cumulative 4.5 GW capacity at two offshore sites in southern Norway.

The consortium combines technical capacities in offshore wind, knowledge of the territory and relationship with the different public of interest in Norway. If awarded, it will focus on strengthening local industrial competencies and ensuring the development of the Norwegian offshore wind supply chain.

“This agreement in Norway is part of Iberdrola’s strategy to consolidate its position as the largest renewable energy company in the world and is based on the investments in offshore wind energy made by the company in recent years,” he highlighted David Rowland, Iberdrola’s director of commercial development for offshore wind energy.

“We see good long-term potential for offshore wind projects in the Norwegian market and we are determined to strengthen the supply chain for the North Sea offshore wind industry.”

“Investing in energy projects in Norway and the North Sea has been at the heart of TotalEnergies history for several decades, especially in the development of the offshore industry. As a global multi-energy company, TotalEnergies is delighted to join forces with Iberdrola and Norsk Havvind to develop Norway’s great offshore wind potential. Olivier Terneaud, Vice President of Offshore Wind for TotalEnergies.

“The energy transition is gaining speed and Norway, with its wind resources, is a unique location to invest,” he insisted.

“Together with our partners Iberdrola and TotalEnergies we will work hard to develop the Norwegian offshore wind industry, reduce emissions and create new jobs for the country’s supply chain,” he explained. Peder Sortland, CEO of Norsk Havvind.

Offshore wind

The North Sea has some of the best wind resources in the world and the Norwegian government has identified two locations to develop up to 4.5 GW of floating and fixed-bottom wind capacity. On the one hand, Utsira Nord, an area of ​​1,000 square kilometers northwest of Stavanger, suitable for floating wind power. And on the other hand, Southern North Sea II, of about 2,590 square kilometers, bordering the Danish sector of the North Sea, suitable for fixed bottom turbinesThe.

Although almost all of Norway’s electricity already comes from renewable energy sources, the country sees offshore wind as a lever to help its fossil fuel industry transition to a low-carbon model.