Bidders Flock to Norway’s First Offshore Wind Tender

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An excerpt from Journal of Petroleum Engineering

“The list of potential bidders for Norway’s first tender for offshore wind farm licenses is long. More than two dozen companies and joint ventures from throughout Europe are likely to participate in the tender planned for later this year.

The Norwegian government has earmarked two areas in the North Sea to accommodate up to 4.5 GW of floating and bottom-fixed wind turbine capacity. Utsira Nord, an area of 1000 km2, is northwest of Stavanger, and Soerlige Nordsjoe II, an approximately 2,590-km2 area, borders the Danish sector of the North Sea. Utsira Nord is seen as suitable for floating wind power, while Soerlige Nordsjoe II is suitable for bottom-fixed wind power turbines.” Read More.

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