Iberdrola, TotalEnergies And Norsk Havvind Join Forces To Bid For Offshore Wind Power In Norway
Iberdrola, TotalEnergies and Norsk Havvind join forces to participate in the Norwegian authorities’ tender for the development of floating and fixed-bottom wind projects for a capacity of 4.5 GW at two offshore sites in southern Norway.
According to the electricity company, the consortium combines technical capacities in offshore wind, knowledge of the territory and relationship with the different public of interest in Norway. If awarded, it will focus on strengthening local industrial competencies and ensuring the development of the Norwegian offshore wind supply chain.
“This agreement in Norway is part of Iberdrola’s strategy to consolidate its position as the largest renewable energy company in the world and is based on the investments in offshore wind energy made by the company in recent years. We see good long-term potential for offshore wind projects in the Norwegian market and we are determined to strengthen the supply chain of the North Sea offshore wind industry, “said David Rowland, Iberdrola’s director of offshore wind business development.
“Investing in energy projects in Norway and the North Sea has been at the heart of TotalEnergies’ history for several decades, especially in the development of the offshore industry. As a global multi-energy company, TotalEnergies is delighted to join forces with Iberdrola and Norsk Havvind to develop Norway’s great offshore wind potential, “said Olivier Terneaud, Vice President, Offshore Wind for TotalEnergies. “The energy transition is gaining speed and Norway, with its wind resources, is a unique location to invest,” he insisted.
“Together with our partners Iberdrola and TotalEnergies we will work hard to develop the Norwegian offshore wind industry, reduce emissions and create new jobs for the country’s supply chain,” explained Peder Sortland, CEO of Norsk Havvind.
The alliance also comes at a time when the Spanish power company is analyzing the options of listing its offshore wind subsidiary in order to accelerate growth.