Seven GCE NODE companies are part of a total of eight consortiums that will present bids in the upcoming Norwegian licensing round.

“Cluster companies have positioned themselves wisely in preparation for the launch of offshore wind in Norway. Being part of larger industrial consortiums is likely to prove valuable when licenses are granted,” says Isabelle-Louise Aabel, Project Manager at GCE NODE.

Agder Energi is part of two consortiums together with Green Investment Group. The two companies will bid on Utsira Nord. They are joined by Vårgrønn in a bid on Sørlige Nordsjø II.

Aker Offshore Wind has partnered with Statkraft and BP to pursue a bid to develop offshore wind power in the Sørlige Nordsjø II license area.

Arendals Fossekompani and Ferd have established a joint venture called Seagust, which has joined forces with Swedish energy giant Vattenfall to bid on Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.

Magnora Offshore Wind, owned by Magnora and TechnipFMC, has revealed plans to bid on Utsira Nord.

Norseman Wind will also bid on Sørlige Nordsjø II, together with partners Norgesgruppen and German energy giant EnBW. National Oilwell Varco is already signed as a main supplier.

Norsk Havvind, part of Valinor Energy, has partnered with TotalEnergies and Iberdrola to develop offshore wind resources in Norway. This includes bids on both Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord.

“Several of these consortiums, in addition to Equinor, have visited Kristiansand to meet with the supplier industry in Agder and map available competence and technology. More consortiums with the same purpose are heading our way later this year,” says Rune Klausen, Project Manager at Fremtidens Havvind.