A large-scale offshore wind project without subsidies

Map of Sørlige Nordsjø II

Norseman is a large-scale offshore wind project that will create many jobs onshore and supply Norway with more power. The consortium plans to apply for a license in Sørlige Nordsjø II to develop and operate a bottom-fixed offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1400 MW over 400 km2.

Norseman’s development of Sørlige Nordsjø II will cost NOK 30-35 billion, and the ambition is that at least 50% of that will be contracts awarded to the Norwegian supplier industry. This will be a real way to kickstart the Norwegian offshore wind industry, which will generate large export opportunities for many decades.

Norseman wants to ensure an increase in electricity supplies for Norway, supporting decarbonisation and growth in mainland industry. The project will make Norway’s largest grocery store chain, NorgesGruppen, self-sufficient in renewable energy.
Norseman will expand so that renewable energy subsidies can instead be spent on less mature technologies – such as floating offshore wind at Utsira Nord, as well as on hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.

Along with the main owners, the German energy company EnBW (see video below) and NorgesGruppen, Norseman Wind AS will build, own and operate the offshore wind park. Aker Solutions and Hitachi ABB Power Grids will be the main suppliers in the development phase. Bases for operations, maintenance and logistics will be built in Rogaland and Agder, Norway.

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