Norway has just left the starting line in the race to become the first nation to conquer the sea with wind turbines in deep water.
Green energy from floating wind turbines can meet the world’s growing energy needs. Norway is a leading figure in this area. The Norwegian offshore wind technology export market is currently worth NOK 5 billion, and this can significantly increase depending on how much Norway invests in offshore wind power.
Offshore wind power is currently much more expensive than onshore wind power. However, the costs are developing in the same way as they did for solar power, onshore wind power and battery technology, which have all become more competitive against fossil fuels around the world.
SINTEF has world-leading research communities within offshore wind power and is building bridges to the international market. We collaborate with leading industries to reduce the LCoE of offshore wind power, and accelerate innovation and value creation. In addition, we carry out analytical studies, create numerical models, run simulations, conduct laboratory experiments, take field measurements, and consider environmental designs.