Aker, Ocean Winds, Statkraft to develop Utsira Nord floating offshore wind


Norway Aker Offshore Wind, Ocean Winds, and Statkraft have agreed to work together to bid for, develop, build, and operate offshore wind and associated infrastructure in Norway’s Utsira Nord license region.

The equal partnership will apply to the Norwegian authorities for the development of a commercial size floating offshore wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea’s Utsira Nord license region.

From development to delivery

Combining the Aker group of companies’ five decades of North Sea expertise in offshore development, execution, and marine operations, Ocean Winds’ global experience developing, building, and operating bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms, and Statkraft’s deep expertise in renewable energy development, operations, and management, the consortium covers the entire value chain from development to delivery of offshore green energy to market. Aker Offshore Wind and Ocean Winds have previously collaborated on projects in California, the United States, South Korea, and, most recently, Scotland. Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind have a long-standing relationship in Norway’s Srlige Nordsj II area.

Utsira Nord

Utsira Nord, a region in western Norway off the coast of Haugesund, is notable for its frequently strong winds. Offshore wind is a rapidly emerging renewable energy technology positioned to play a major role in the future energy system, and the partners are eager to explore the opportunities in the Utsira Nord license region.