Ørsted has joined a consortium formed by Fred Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco to compete in Norway’s upcoming application round for offshore wind areas
In a statement, the companies said they see their co-operation as the perfect fit for realising large-scale offshore wind projects.
Fred Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco first announced their partnership in November 2020.
The consortium plans to apply to develop bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind projects while developing the Norwegian supply chain.
Ørsted, Hafslund Eco and Fred Olsen Renewables will be equal partners in the consortium which will apply for licences in both areas selected by the Norwegian Government, Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.
The upcoming allocation round is expected to consist of up to 4.5 GW of offshore wind capacity across the two areas.
Ørsted chief commercial officer and deputy group chief executive Martin Neubert said, “This partnership is an important step for Ørsted as we expand our footprint in the Nordics.
“At the same time, we have made the strategic choice to drive the commercialisation of floating offshore wind to unlock the massive potential of the technology around the world. Norway can become a key market in Europe.”
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