Magnora Offshore Wind has been offered the opportunity to enter into an Option Agreement in the ScotWind leasing round.

The planned development of area N3 by the Crown Estate Scotland will have a total capacity of approximately 500 MW which is estimated to produce 2.4 TWh per year.

In January 2021, Magnora Offshore Wind was established as a partnership between Magnora and TechnipFMC, combining Magnora’s extensive renewable and offshore project development expertise with TechnipFMC’s extensive experience from executing large integrated offshore projects and delivering industry leading technologies.

“On behalf of all our commitment partners, we are proud to be given the opportunity to develop the ScotWind N3 area. I look forward to visiting Lewis again as soon as possible, to continue our close collaboration with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) and to continue our cooperation with the local community on the island,” says Kristin Gjertsen, Managing Director of Magnora Offshore Wind. “This is the first major milestone towards our global ambition as an offshore wind developer.”

Magnora Offshore Wind’s ambition is to achieve Consent in 2026, Final Investment Decision (FID) in 2028, and start production in 2030. For Magnora, the success in the ScotWind leasing round represents a major milestone in its long-term strategy of developing solar and wind projects jointly with strong partners and with a focus on early-stage evaluations.

“Magnora Offshore Wind is a young company with high ambitions and capabilities to match the ambitions. Our teams extensive experience from renewable and offshore energy production, creates a strong foundation for succeeding in growing an offshore wind business with significant long-term value creation for society, employees and shareholders” says Torstein Sanness, Working Chairman of Magnora, and Chairman of Magnora Offshore Wind.

Area N3 is situated in the north-western part of Scotland, 40 kilometres offshore Western Isles. The planned wind farm will cover an area of approximately 100 square kilometres in water depths of 106 to 125 meters, and the concept base for the application is 33 semi-submersible floating wind turbines of 15 MW capacity. Please visit Magnora Offshore Wind for more information on ScotWind, and other ongoing projects.

Magnora ASA has a legacy royalty business that is re-invested in renewable energy development projects and companies. Magnora’s portfolio of renewable companies consists of Evolar AB, Helios Nordic Energy AB, Kustvind AB, Magnora Offshore Wind AS, Vindr Group AS, and a South African SPV. The company is listed on the main list on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker MGN.

The oil and energy conference, offshore wind, and Mechatronics Innovation Lab. These were the most read stories from GCE NODE in 2021.

The 32,000 users who visited the GCE NODE website last year, had 108 news stories to choose from.

The top-10 list is as follows:

Sørlandets Oil and Energy Conference: Perhaps the strongest team of speakers ever
In its first ever digital edition, the Oil and Energy Conference in Kristiansand features perhaps the strongest team of speakers ever.

The Agder Floating Offshore Wind Project
A project designed to develop and bring together the Agder floating offshore wind industry will present itself in webinars. Please join in to learn more!

Firenor delivers new offshore wind project
Firenor AS has successfully readied equipment for delivery to major offshore grid connection project DolWin5.

Expecting massive offshore wind development off Norwegian coast
In 2050, the North Sea basin could be home to 50 GW installed wind power, generating 50,000 new jobs.

Autonomous ship delivered from yard
The world’s first autonomous container ship recently arrived at Brevik port, equipped with a mooring system that operates without human intervention, developed by MacGregor.

NOV joins new offshore wind research center
National Oilwell Varco has signed up to be an industrial partner in NorthWind, a new Norwegian Center for Environment-friendly Energy Research.

An arena for innovation
“It is definitely not a lab anymore, I guess it hasn’t been a lab for quite some time. It is so much more. An arena for innovation. That’s what it is. An arena for innovation.”

18 ways to enter the floating wind industry
Agder could play a big role in the emerging floating offshore wind industry. A new project has identified 18 market entries.

Transferring competence to other industries
After 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Mette Harv uses her experience to develop disruptive and sustainable technology for Nekkar.

Four GCE NODE participants receive funding from Green Platform Initiative
GCE NODE participants Agder Energi, Global Ocean Technology, NORCE and Origo Solutions are part of three different consortiums which have received financial support through the Green Platform Initiative.

Five reference groups and a working committee have been established to assist GCE NODE operationalize its strategy.

The idea is to have between four to six representatives from cluster companies and other important stakeholders participating in each reference group. Each group meets four times a year to ensure that GCE NODE operates in alignment with the strategy.

SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE ACTION
Pål Skogerbø, MHWirth
Helge Hammersbøen, DNB
Sunnva Hylen, CAN Systems
Ingunn Ettestøl, Arendals Fossekompani
Isabelle-Louise Aabel, GCE NODE (facilitator)

RD&I
Eli Bell, CSUB (leader)
Siren M. Neset, NORCE
Jarle Øvsthus, Cameron/Schlumberger
Aslaug Hagestad Nag, Future Materials
Hans Kjetil Lysgård, University of Agder
Jimmy Ankargren, National Oilwell Varco
Christian von der Ohe, GCE NODE (facilitator)

COMPETENCE
Bjørg Hansen, HMH (leader)
Ernst Sundt, Noroff
Anne Karin Mosaker, Nymo
Arne Martinsen, Einar Øgrey
Geir Torstveit, University of Agder
Gunnbjørg T. Engehagen, Fagskolen i Agder
Bjørn Saltermark, GCE NODE (facilitator)

SOCIETY AND ECO-SYSTEM
Alf Erik Andersen, Sinpro
Høye Høyesen, NHO Agder
Anne Grete Ellingsen, NORWEP
Liv Øyulvstad, Kvinesdal Municipality
Anders Hodne, National Oilwell Varco
Vibeke Bals Borge Håverstad, Cameron
Ann Marchioro, GCE NODE (facilitator)

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Egil Norman Olsen, CR Group (leader)
Mette Harv, Nekkar
Ingvar Apeland, Nymo
Kamilla Sharma, Innoventus Sør
Bente Plaszko, National Oilwell Varco
Jan Helge Viste, GCE NODE (facilitator)

Working Committee for Public Funding Schemes:
Tor Borgar Hansen, The Research Council of Norway
Siren M. Neset, NORCE
Rita Schage, Innovation Norway
Isabelle-Louise Aabel, GCE NODE
Aslaug Hagestad Nag, Future Materials
Kristine Ribe-Christensen, Innoventus Sør
Christian von der Ohe, GCE NODE (facilitator)