“We are thrilled to witness the kick-off of what will be a substantial industry and an enabler for the green transition,” says Klausen.
When the proposed licensing criteria for the two initial projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf came out earlier this year, GCE NODE submitted a document which stressed the need for local content and sustainability.
“We are pleased to see that our input is partially acknowledged. All in all, we are pleased with the licensing criteria and how they are designed to develop Norwegian offshore wind competence and technology,” says Klausen.
Offshore wind developers have until 4 August to qualify for bidding on acreage at Sørlige Nordsjø II.
“Time should not be a problem. Various consortiums have been working around the clock for months preparing for this. We are glad to see a tight timeline. We need to get going!” says Klausen.