Enova Director of Technology and Market Development Astrid Lilliestråle and CEO of Enova Nils Kristian Nakstad. Photo: Håkon Bjørngård
Enova Director of Technology and Market Development Astrid Lilliestråle and CEO of Enova Nils Kristian Nakstad. Photo: Håkon Bjørngård
Enova Director of Technology and Market Development Astrid Lilliestråle and CEO of Enova Nils Kristian Nakstad. Photo: Håkon Bjørngård
Enova Director of Technology and Market Development Astrid Lilliestråle and CEO of Enova Nils Kristian Nakstad. Photo: Håkon Bjørngård

GoliatVIND gets 2 billion NOK for offshore wind project

Enova has awarded 2 billion NOK to the GoliatVIND project, a floating wind farm which will provide power to the Hammerfest area, in northern Norway, via the Goliat platform. The money was awarded under the Competition for support for small-scale floating offshore wind projects (Konkurranse om støtte til småskala kommersielle flytende havvindprosjekter in Norwegian), which had its first application deadline on 1 December 2023.

A total of seven proposals were considered, with GoliatVind emerging as the top-ranked project. The plan involves installing 75 MW of power through five 15 MW turbines, estimated to produce 320 GWh annually, equivalent to the energy consumption of about 12,000 Norwegian households.

Norwegian Climate and Environment Minister Andreas Bjelland Eriksen (Labour Party) and Energy Minister Terje Aasland (Labour Party) praised the project, highlighting its contribution to renewable energy, strengthening of the local supply chain, and bolstering the power balance in Finnmark. The project demonstrates new solutions for floating offshore wind as a competitive alternative, especially in areas with limited land availability for renewable projects.

GoliatVIND is an initiative of NorthWind partner organisation Odfjell Oceanwind, in collaboration with Source Galileo and Kansai Electric Power Company.