Sørlige Nordsjø II
Large-scale offshore wind farms at Sørlige Nordsjø II (SN2) will deliver renewable energy to Norway and potentially Europe, contributing to further develop the North Sea as an offshore energy hub, and create new industrial opportunities for Norway as an energy nation.
The Norwegian Government announced in February 2022 that the first phase of the SN2 area will be an auction to develop a 1.5 GW windfarm that provides power to the Norwegian mainland. The second phase of SN2 could be a hybrid project (1.5 GW), delivering power to both Norway and Europe.
Equinor and RWE share a commitment of contributing to the ongoing energy transition. Combined we bring a broad and complementary set of experience and capabilities in all parts of the offshore wind value chain from development, production, and route to market to the benefit of the Norwegian society and the decarbonisation of the electricity system
We commit to:
- A safe and cost-efficient projectdelivered on time: We have the financial strength to develop and execute large-scale industrial projects and decades of experience on managing risks in such projects.
- Contribute to develop the Norwegian offshore wind industry: We will initiate early dialogue and ensure continuous engagement with Norwegian suppliers to develop cost-efficient solutions and increase their ability and competitiveness in the Norwegian and international offshore wind market. We want to motivate potential new entrants to the market and encourage new innovations.
- Actively seek dialogue and find common solutions with fisheries and other marine actors and environmental organisations.
- Evaluate the lifecycle environmental footprint from new installations and infrastructure and work actively to reduce impacts from all life stages; from material sourcing, production of components, installation, operation and end-of-life.
Our aim is to have the first windfarm in production in 2030.
Equinor and RWE to explore opportunities for industrial development in the Mandal area
An offshore wind consortium consisting of Equinor and RWE Renewables has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Windport AS, a supplier of port facilities in the Mandal area. (Hydro REIN withdrew from the consortium in July 2023.)