SolarDuck sets up Norwegian floating solar base
Floating solar developer SolarDuck has opened an office in Norway, which will serve as the company’s global business development center.
The company’s new office is based at Fornebu, a peninsular area in the suburban municipality of Bærum in Norway, bordering western parts of Oslo.
It will be headed by Francisco Guillermo Vozza, SolaDuck’s chief commercial officer and general manager for Norway.
As Dutch-Norwegian cleantech company pioneering floating solar technology founded in 2018, SolarDuck is a spin-off of Damen Shipyards, a leading Dutch shipbuilder.
The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with presence now in Japan and Norway.
“Norway is part of SolarDuck’s DNA and a strong base for the company’s business development team. The country has been a part of SolarDuck’s early start both through investors and industrial partners.
“Norway and the Netherlands both share a rich history and active ecosystems within energy, maritime and innovation; as well as ambitious targets for offshore wind which pose a valuable opportunity for hybridization with offshore floating solar,” SolarDuck said in a statement.
In 2021, the company launched its first floating solar demonstrator in the Netherlands.
Later this year, SolarDuck will be launching a full-scale pilot in the North Sea, and according to the company, its commercial team is already busy establishing strategic partnerships and developing first commercial, grid-scale projects.
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