Adrie Baan is Supply Chain Development Manager Floating Wind at Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

In what has become a series of meetings between offshore wind developers and the supplier industry, another consortium recently stopped by Kristiansand.

Comprising the international giant Shell and the Norwegian utilities Eviny and Lyse, the consortium is determined to bid on licenses to develop both Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord, which are the first offshore wind projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

At a meeting in Kristiansand, hosted by Fremtidens Havvind, Shell-Eviny-Lyse presented their plans and took one-on-one-meetings with a wide range of Agder suppliers.

Shell representatives said they were looking for partners, capacity, and knowledge – not only for the two initial projects, but also for the next round in Norway and in other countries in which the company operates.

Already operating and developing bottom-fixed and floating projects in several parts of the world, Shell boasts experience with building local supply chains, and an intention to be part of establishing Norway as an offshore wind leader.

Left-right: Jannike Arnesen (Political Advisor to the Mayor of Kristiansand) and Eva Siderius (Supply Chain Lead Offshore Wind).
Rune Klausen, Project Manager at Fremtidens Havvind, hosted the meeting.