Offshore wind: We make it possible
NOWITECH is an international research cooperation on offshore wind technology, co-financed by the Research Council of Norway*, industry and research partners.
Contributing to large scale deployment of deep sea offshore wind turbines
An internationally leading research community on offshore wind technology enabling industry partners to be in the forefront.
Precompetitive research laying a foundation for industrial value creation and cost-effective offshore wind farms. Emphasis is on "deep-sea" (+30 m) including bottom-fixed and floating wind turbines.
Innovations, knowledge building and education aiming to reduce the cost of energy from offshore wind farms.
* NOWITECH is a Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). The objective of the FME scheme for is to establish time-limited research centres which conduct concentrated, focused and long-term research of high international calibre in order to solve specific challenges in the field.The research activity is carried out in close cooperation between prominent research communities and users. The programme is run by The Research Council of Norway.
Tecnalia perspectives: Offshore wind and the Nordic countries
John Olav Tande, centre director for NOWITECH, was interviewed for the Tecnalia Perspectives 2016-conference. You can see the whole interview here, where he adresses: The situation in Nordic Countries related to the Marine Energy Opportunities? Which initiatives have been arisen in Norway?
Offshore grid transmission: Knowledge gap has been identified
Philipp Härtel from Fraunhofer IWES in Germany is staying three months at NTNU/SINTEF as a guest researcher through the IRPwind mobility programme. During discussions with other researchers in Trondheim, a crucial knowledge gap in the field of offshore grid transmission
NOWITECH Innovation Award 2016
The NOWITECH Innovation Award is intended to stimulate and reward knowledge-based innovation and / or entrepreneurship within the field of offshore wind energy. The award will help to identify ideas with commercial potential. There were many very exciting nominated innovations