Eying the huge attainable for setting up wind farms at sea, corporations alongside Norway’s west coast are making the jump from offshore oil to offshore wind energy.
Developing offshore wind energy may just turn out simply as winning as petroleum business initiatives, and the potential of worth introduction is big. Statoil and Statkraft, Norway’s heavyweight power corporations, acknowledge this attainable and feature already secured a key place in Great Britain, the place the improvement of wind energy is very sponsored.
The two Norwegian corporations, in conjunction with the power corporations Scottish and Southern Energy and RWE npower, will broaden Dogger Bank, by way of a ways the biggest British wind energy undertaking to date.
Other Norwegian corporations also are getting in line to compete for contracts for massive building initiatives for offshore wind farms.
More than 40 corporations essentially from Hordaland and Rogaland counties have joined the Arena NOW (Norwegian Offshore Wind) community. Every member corporate has enjoy in the oil and fuel business; some have already landed their first wind energy contracts and finished their first installations.
“This surge toward wind power will bring some profound changes to this region’s industrial makeup,” says Yngve Aabø, Chairman of Arena NOW.
German Wind Farm Draws on Norwegian Expertise
The German wind farm Alpha Ventus, situated off Germany’s northwest coast, has drawn upon Norwegian generation and experience for the manufacturing and set up of wind turbine foundations.
Bergen-based OWEC Tower and Trøndelag-based Aker Solutions Verdal have equipped metal buildings for 6 foundations every. Another Bergen corporate, NorWind, put in the OWEC foundations.