Aker Solutions to test world’s first subsea power distribution system

Aker Solution's Subsea Collector.

Aker Solutions has signed an agreement with the METCentre to test its Subsea Collector, an underwater power distribution system designed for floating offshore wind farms. The Subsea Collector is engineered to connect multiple wind turbines in a star configuration instead of the traditional daisy chain pattern. This reduces the length of cable needed per turbine, […]

NVE issues recommendations for offshore wind and power grid development

NVE logo overlayed on blurred image of offshore wind turbines.

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) just released a report outlining key recommendations for the development of offshore wind projects and their integration with the power grid. The report, commissioned by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED), focuses on streamlining processes and increasing predictability for entities involved in building and owning offshore […]

Annual Innovation Forum 2023

A group of people attending a presentation.

Representatives of the NorthWind consortium gathered in Trondheim over the past two days for the Centre’s third Annual Innovation Forum. On the agenda were a list of keynote addresses outlining the current state of offshore wind, as well as presentations of selected NorthWind results and a series of workshops on various research topics. The first […]

Norwegian government prioritises industrial development in its offshore wind plans

Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland

The Norwegian government’s commitment to allocate areas for 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040 is primarily aimed at establishing a new foundation for the country’s supplier industry, according to recent statements made by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy to online newspaper Nettavisen. Developing offshore wind to that level will require investments of […]

Seven applications submitted for Sørlige Nordsjø II

Map showing the placement of offshore wind areas Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy received seven applications in its bidding round for offshore wind development in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area. The Department will now begin the job of evaluating the proposals. “Despite significant cost increases for the global offshore wind industry recently, there are several strong players who are applying to participate […]

Record number of papers published in wake of EERA DeepWind 2023

Composite image showing the EERA DeepWind 2023 logo with a stack of papers overlayed.

The EERA DeepWind 2023 conference has resulted in the publication of a record number of papers. The scientific publications are available with open access in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series volume 2626, 2023. The papers have been carefully peer-reviewed process by the members of the Scientific Committee of EERA DeepWind, assessing originality, quality and […]

World Wide Wind and AF Gruppen to test new floating turbine design

World Wide Wind floating turbine concept

NorthWind partner World Wide Wind AS is partnering with AF Gruppen, Norway’s second largest engineering and construction firm, to test an avant-garde offshore floating wind turbine design. This collaboration will see the initial tests for WWW’s prototype taking place at the AF Gruppen yard located in Vats on Norway’s South West coast. Bjørn Simonsen, CEO […]