Plans are underway to electrify two oil platforms off the coast of Central Norway with electricity sourced from the mainland. Meanwhile, the government is exploring opportunities for offshore wind power near these platforms.
NorthWind will participate in several panel debates and discussions centred around offshore wind and related technologies, at Arendalsuka this year.
We have a long way to go before large amounts of offshore wind power can be efficiently channeled into the energy system. Lots of new technology and knowledge must be in place first.
NorthWind’s PhD students are hard at work examining important research questions. This webinar was an occasion to get up to date on the work of four of them, who are looking respectively at dynamic models for structural design and control; cost-effective installation of offshore wind power cables; regulatory framework for the offshore grid; and an […]
This meeting is part of the “Expertise forum for demanding vessel operations”, and is organised in collaboration with FME NorthWind.
The state gave a significant advantage to the developer in negotiations with the reindeer owners on Fosen
In the future, energy authorities should consider waiting with expropriation until the placement of wind turbines is finally determined. This could increase the chances of achieving the goal of “free, prior and informed consent” in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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.
Seminar – Model for regulating safety and the working environment in renewable energy production at sea – the long and windy road
NorthWind and UiO (University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law) organised this seminar about regulating safety and working environment in renewable energy production at sea. The Petroleum Safety Authority (Ptil) has been delegated the authority to draft and establish regulations in accordance with Section 5-1 of the Ocean Energy Act (preparedness, safety and working […]
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 […]
The population of herring and sprat may be higher in the area where the wind turbines are installed compared to an area 10 kilometers from Equinor’s Hywind Scotland offshore wind farm, a new study shows.