Offshore wind energy is identified as crucial to reach climate goals, and can help meet the world's growing energy needs. The Norwegian offshore wind technology export market is currently valued at NOK 10 billion, and this figure can increase markedly depending on future investments.
Offshore wind power is currently more expensive than onshore wind power, but costs are dropping thanks to research and innovation. Floating offshore wind is still in its infancy, but Norway is at the forefront in the field, with regards to both research and to technology development.
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 levelised cost of electricity for offshore wind power, and to 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.