By Dominic Chopping
Danish renewable energy developer Orsted A/S said Wednesday that it has joined a consortium with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco to develop offshore wind in Norway and to compete in the upcoming application round for offshore wind areas.
Orsted said the consortium aims to deliver both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind power, while developing the Norwegian supply chain for the expected large-scale build-out of offshore wind in Europe.
The three companies will be equal partners in the consortium which will be applying for licenses in both areas appointed by the Norwegian government, Utsira Nord and Sorlige Nordsjo II.
The upcoming allocation round is expected to consist of up to 4.5 gigwatts across the two areas.
Fred. Olsen Renewables is wholly owned by Bonheur ASA, while Hafslund Eco is a renewable energy and infrastructure group wholly-owned by the City of Oslo.
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