Norway seeks to open areas to hold up to 3.5 GW of floating wind

20/06/2019 09:50 Wind


Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will consider opening two offshore areas for applications to build floating wind parks with a total potential capacity of up to 3.5 GW, it announced today.

The first area deemed suitable is Utsira Nord off the coast of Rogaland. It has the potential to accommodate between 500 MW and 1,500 MW of floating wind capacity. A proposal on hearing to open that area will be sent soon, according to a press statement.


The ministry will also request input on the southern area of Sorlige Nordsjo II, which could hold an estimated 1,000 MW-2,000 MW of generating capacity. The minister of petroleum and energy, Kjell-Borge Freiberg, stated that this area is near the territorial border with Denmark and can be suitable for connections to Europe's continental energy system.


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