Aker gets grant to study floating wind offshore Norway

Aker Offshore Wind has secured a grant from Norway’s Enova for a pre-project that aims to reduce costs and increase maturity in important technical segments of floating offshore wind.

The launched project study explores how the supplier industry can develop and support the realization of floating offshore wind in segments such as fabrication, execution models and offshore technologies.

The overall objective is to better understand how technical solutions can enable the use and development of a Norwegian supply chain and drive down costs over time.

Enova awarded Aker with a NOK 10 million grant for the current project phase.

“Today’s solutions are mature enough to move from the pilot phase to the development of industrial-scale projects. At the same time, the market for floating offshore wind is in an early phase and we continue to innovate and explore new solutions to support the step up to mass production,” said Geir Olav Berg, Chief Technology Officer of Aker Offshore Wind.

“In this project, we will challenge the full technical system and explore how solutions can contribute to future Norwegian competitiveness.”