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Offshore wind in Norway

Offshore wind in Norway

The North Sea and Norwegian continental shelf has some of the world’s best wind resources. Here large-scale offshore wind can create new industrial opportunities for Norway as an energy nation. Norway will need more renewable energy in the years ahead to develop new green industry and decarbonise society. Through its energy transition, Europe will also need large amounts of renewable energy.

The Norwegian supplier industry has a unique opportunity to position itself for taking a significant share of the floating offshore wind market, both in Norway and internationally. Our industry is bristling with world-leading competence which can deliver to floating wind – proven by the deliveries to Hywind Tampen and Hywind Scotland. Norway can take a leading position in industrialising floating offshore wind. Success will result in a scalable source of green energy to the Norwegian power market, mitigate bottlenecks in the grid, and lay the foundation for a globally competitive Norwegian supplier industry.

Hywind Tampen

We are developing the first floating offshore wind farm to supply renewable power to oil and gas installations in Norway. The Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas platforms will be the first ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm.

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Utsira Nord

A floating offshore wind farm at Utsira Nord could be the next floating offshore wind project at scale needed to continue to mature this exciting and proven technology forward.

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Sørlige Nordsjø II

A large-scale offshore wind farm at Sørlige Nordsjø II that delivers renewable energy to Europe would contribute to further develop the North Sea as an offshore energy hub, and create new industrial opportunities for Norway as an energy nation.


Equinor and its partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields have initiated a study and are looking into possible options for building a floating offshore wind farm in the Troll area some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway.

Read more in our press release from 17 June 2022