Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland, and Denmark’s Minister for Climate, Energy, and Utilities, Lars Aagaard, signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to strengthen Danish-Norwegian energy cooperation on carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS), offshore wind, and hydrogen.
The MoU was signed at Industriens Hus in Copenhagen, in connection with the official visit of the Norwegian royal couple to Denmark. The purpose of the visit is to contribute to increased business cooperation, focusing on green industrial development and strengthening of the energy cooperation.
“Norway and Denmark have a long tradition of cooperation that has served both our countries well, and we have much to learn from each other. By signing this MoU, we take a step further in closer energy cooperation within both CCUS, offshore wind, and hydrogen in the coming years,” says Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland.
Denmark and Norway have a strong relationship, with deep historical and cultural roots that go far back in time.
Both countries have expertise and considerable experience from both offshore activities and renewable energy, making cooperation in the energy sector valuable for both countries. In the energy sector, Denmark and Norway share the ambitions to develop more renewable energy, and actively contribute to the development of energy technologies with low or no emissions, such as CCUS and hydrogen.
“Danish and Norwegian companies are well positioned to succeed in the green shift, and the focus of the visit has been on how our two countries can strengthen cooperation to accelerate the energy transition, create new jobs in the Nordic region, and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” says Aasland.
The agreement constitutes a step towards the development of a European Centre of Excellence for Offshore Wind Energy, which would promote research collaboration between European countries and ensure a better coordination and more efficient use of research resources.
You can read download the Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Norway and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities of Denmark on energy cooperation in the North Sea from regjeringen.no.