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, […]
NorthWind partner World Wide Wind AS and Uppsala University have been awarded a NOK 5 million grant to develop a novel direct drive generator that does not rely on rare earth elements for its permanent magnets. The 30-month project will instead use ferrite, which is a more readily available material. The generator also features separate […]
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 […]
Two projects involving key FME NorthWind partners have been awarded substantial funding through the Norwegian Government’s Green Platform Initiative.
The Norwegian Parliament has reached a consensus on implementing a new taxation system for wind power.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]