Wednesday, May 18

Agder Energi will build floating offshore wind

Agder Energi joins forces with Green Investement Group to apply for expansion in Utsira Nord.

Floating offshore wind turbines are being tested at Metcentre outside Karmøy. These two are owned by Shell and Unitech, and are not directly related to the case.

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Two Norwegian areas were opened in the summer of 2020 for the development of offshore wind, Utsira North and Southern North Sea II.

Many large and small companies have joined forces in constellations and announced that they will apply to be allowed to expand Norwegian offshore wind when the guide for this is in place.

Agder Energi now announces that they want to expand offshore wind in Utsira Nord. In this area, it is open for development of a total of 1.5 gigawatts.

The power company Agder Energi has joined the Green Investment Group (GIG) on the team. GIG was established by the British government in 2012, but was acquired by the financial group Macquarie in 2017.

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In Utsira North, it is so deep that floating wind turbines are relevant.

Currently, there are not many floating offshore wind turbines in operation in the world, and with the development in Utsira North, one hopes to build new, Norwegian industry.

The Equinor project Hywind Tampen is already under construction, and when it is in operation, it will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm with 11 turbines and an output of 88 megawatts.

But it is not certain that Norway will be in the lead for very long. Scotland recently awarded several offshore wind areas, including 17 awards for floating projects.

GIG, Agder Energi’s partner, is already involved in the development of over 15 gigawatts of offshore wind, divided into both floating and bottom-fixed.

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It has been known from the past that Agder Energi will apply for expansion in the Southern North Sea II. Here they collaborate with the Hitecvision company Vårgrønn and GIG.

25 municipalities in Agder county own a total of 54.5 percent of Agder Energi. The rest of the company is owned by Statkraft.

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