TotalEnergies, Iberdrola and Norsk Havvind have joined forces to respond to the Norwegian authorities’ call for tenders for the development of floating and bottom-fixed wind projects for a total capacity of 4.5 GW at two offshore sites in southern Norway.
The consortium will leverage in its offer the technical expertise of its members in both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind, as well as its in-depth knowledge of the challenges, territories and stakeholders in Norway. On successful award, the consortium will focus on strengthening the local industrial competencies and ensuring the development of the Norwegian offshore wind supply chain.
“Investing in energy projects in Norway and the North Sea has been at the heart of TotalEnergies’ history for several decades, especially in developing the offshore industry,” says Olivier Terneaud, VP of offshore wind at TotalEnergies. “As a global multi-energy company, TotalEnergies is therefore delighted to join forces with Iberdrola and Norsk Havvind to develop Norway’s great offshore wind potential. The energy transition is gathering speed and Norway, with its world-class wind resources, is a great place to invest in new energy”.
“This agreement in Norway fits with Iberdrola’s strategy to consolidate its position as the world’s largest renewable energy company and builds on previous transactions and investments in offshore wind carried out by the company in recent years,” comments David Rowland, the offshore wind business development director at Iberdrola. “We see very good long-term potential for offshore wind projects in the Norwegian market and are determined to strengthen skills and the supply chain in the North Sea offshore wind industry.”
“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 Norwegian supply chain”, said Peder Sortland, CEO at Norsk Havvind.
TotalEnergies is already developing a portfolio of bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind projects with a total capacity of more than 6 GW. These projects are located in the United Kingdom (Seagreen project, Outer Dowsing, Erebus), South Korea (Bada project), Taiwan (Yunlin project) and France (Eolmed project). The company has also been qualified to participate in competitive tenders in the U.S., UK, France, Denmark and Norway.