Aker Solutions has joined forces with Mainstream Renewable Power, Ocean Winds, and Statkraft for the upcoming Utsira Nord floating wind project in Norway. The companies will collaborate to develop economical, sustainable technology for the project, as per the terms of the agreement. These will include initiatives for design, building, fabrication, and installation, as well as other cost-cutting ideas and technology. The partners will also strive to enhance Norway’s floating wind competitiveness by expanding capabilities across the supply chain.
From development to the provision of offshore renewable energy to the market, the consortium will work on solutions for the entire value chain. In 2023, it intends to submit a request for permission to build a wind farm in the Utsira Nord region, which is situated offshore of Haugesund. Ocean Winds is a joint venture between EDP Renováveis and French utility firm Engie , while Mainstream Renewable Power is an Aker Horizons company.
In October 2022, Vattenfall awarded a contract to the Norwegian oil and gas company Aker Solutions, in collaboration with Siemens Energy, for the Norfolk Boreas offshore wind project in the UK. The infrastructure for the 1.4 GW offshore project’s grid connection would be provided by Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy. The contract scope comprises engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work for the offshore platform’s high-voltage direct current (HVDC), as well as an onshore substation and link to the UK’s National Grid.