RWE, Havfram and NTE form a consortium to participate in the Utsira Nord tender in Norway
Published: 15. May 2023
RWE, together with partners NTE and Havfram, will participate in the competition to build floating offshore wind at Utsira Nord.
Utsira Nord is located approx. 25 km west of Karmøy, Norway, and will be RWE's largest floating offshore wind project in the Nordic region. The nearest settlement is on the island of Utsira, which is located approx. 6.5 km east of the Utsira Nord field.
The area has a water depth of up to 280 metres, and is therefore particularly suitable for floating offshore wind. Utsira Nord has good wind resources, favorable ground conditions and good conditions for coexistence with other sea users.
When fully developed, the wind farm will have a capacity of up to 1500 MW. This will strengthen the energy supply in Western Norway, where there is a great need for new power production to meet the demand from local communities and industry. The goal for Utsira Nord is to be able to deliver electricity from 2030.
RWE is one of the world's largest developers and operators of offshore wind, currently operating 19 offshore wind farms in Europe. With over 20 years of experience as an industrial and long-term developer taking responsibility for the development, construction and operation of bottom-fixed offshore wind, we are confident that we will be able to transfer our knowledge and experience to the development of floating offshore wind as well.
We want to develop the Utsira Nord area in a long-term perspective, where we develop wind power, while also taking into account fishing interests, birds and marine wildlife, as well as other maritime interests.
The newest subsidiary of the RWE Group, RWE Renewables will lead the development of renewable energy in more than 20 countries on five continents. In total, RWE will have a total capacity of 50 GW of green energy globally by 2030. To succeed, the company is investing NOK 500 billion in new energy production this decade, including onshore and offshore wind power, solar, batteries and hydrogen.
RWE is developing the Utsira Nord project in collaboration with NTE and Kontiki Winds, a Havfram company.