Earlier, Norwegian renewable energy developers Vårgrønn and Å Energi, together with Corio Generation, launched the Brigg Vind brand to develop sustainable offshore wind in Norway. In the meantime, Havfram Wind announced that it will install turbines at Hornsea 3 offshore windfarm in the UK, starting autumn 2026.
Last May, Norway’s Government announced its ambition and plans for an expansion in offshore wind energy, setting a target for 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity by 2040. Since then, a number of companies have invested in offshore wind energy. In forming the Brigg Vind brand, the companies aim to combine their strengths to deliver on Norway’s significant offshore wind ambitions.
Norwegian company Havfram Wind, will be utilizing one of its newly built NG20000X Jack-Up Wind Turbine Installation vessels (WTIV) with a 3.250-ton crane. Hornsea 3 will consist of up to 231 offshore wind turbines, located within a 696 square kilometer area, approximately 120 km off the Norfolk coast and 160 km off the Yorkshire coast. With a capacity of 2,852 MW, Hornsea 3 will be capable of producing enough low-cost, clean, renewable electricity to power over 3 million UK homes.
Hornsea 3 represents an important contribution to the rapidly growing renewable energy capacity in UK, the largest energy market in Europe. Becoming a main installation contractor for this project, is an important milestone for us as a company and of great importance for our growth
…said Martin Degen, Commercial Director and Vice President of Havfram Wind
On the Brigg Vind front, Olav Hetland, CEO of Vårgrønn, stated that they see huge commercial potential in the Norwegian offshore wind market and that 50 GW by 2050 is a realistic target.
In addition to contributing to more renewable power production, offshore wind provides a great opportunity for Norway to create jobs, increase activity in the supplier industry and local ripple effects.
…said Steffen Syvertsen, Group CEO at Å Energi
Jonathan Cole, CEO of Corio Generation, commented that their shared vision is that Norway delivers on its long-term ambition to become a major force in offshore wind power. He added that this can be Norway’s next big growth sector, drawing on the country’s offshore and maritime skills base and heritage in pioneering renewable energy.
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