From the Northwind Newsroom
Environmental design of wind turbines inspires Lego competition victory
NorthWind partner NINA’s research on painting wind turbine rotor blades black to reduce bird collisions has inspired American children to success in the First Lego League.
Norway and Japan sign offshore wind deal
NorthWind partner organisation Norwegian Offshore Wind and its Japanese counterpart Japan Wind Power Association have signed a Memorandum of understanding aiming at bolstering collaboration and
Vårgrønn and Flotation Energy promote mega floating wind project in Scotland
Norwegian offshore wind company Vårgrønn and its British partner Flotation Energy have filed a scoping report for a major floating wind project off the coast of Scotland.
Record number of papers submitted in wake of EERA DeepWind 2023
The scientific committee of offshore floating wind R&I conference EERA DeepWind 2023 received a record number of paper submissions from conference participants.
Industry experts: floating wind will reach full commercialisation in the 2030s
A new report by NorthWind partner DNV shows that a majority of industry experts anticipate that floating offshore wind will reach full commercialisation by 2035.
NW on the Net Hero Podcast
NorthWind centre director John Olav Tande is the guest of former BBC presenter Sumit Bose this week on the Net Hero podcast.
From the Internet
Big differences between North and South: Weather phenomenon could mean more wind power in the North
Norway’s geography can solve one of offshore wind power’s biggest problems: What do you do when there is no wind? NorthWind director John Olav Tande is interviewed by NRK in this article.
South Korea working on grid plans for 8.2 GW of offshore wind
KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) Research Institute, is working with NorthWind partner DNV as a technical advisor to develop a long-term plan for a power grid that will enable delivering electricity generated by offshore wind to South Korea.
New study finds seabirds avoid offshore wind turbines
A new study conducted by European energy company Vattenfall shows that offshore wind turbines at one UK wind farm are much less dangerous to birds than previously thought.
Global low-carbon energy technology investments exceed 1 trillion USD for the first time
Global investment in the low-carbon energy transition totaled $1.1 trillion in 2022 – a new record and a huge acceleration from the year before – as the energy crisis and policy action drove faster deployment of clean energy technologies, according to a new report from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).
No correlation between wind conditions in northern and southern Norway means money in the bank for the offshore wind sector
A stroke of serendipity, courtesy of the weather gods, will save the Norwegian offshore wind sector from the intermittent moods of windpower. But only if wind farms are distributed across large geographical areas.
Offshore wind at NTNU
Employees in the oil and gas industry have much of what it takes to work in the industry that will supply Norway and the world with clean energy in the coming decades. NTNU therefore offers an introductory course in offshore wind for oil and gas workers funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HKDir).
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