bp, Aker & Statkraft Join Forces for Offshore Wind in Norwegian North Sea

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/14/2021, Location: Europe

bp agreed to join Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in a consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway.

The partnership – in which bp, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind will each hold a 33.3% share – will pursue a bid to develop offshore wind power in the Sørlige Nordsjø II (SN2) licence area.

SN2’s favourable location provides power export access to local and adjacent markets. The consortium also intends to explore opportunities to provide clean power to electrify offshore oil and gas facilities. The partnership would work with local suppliers, building industrial competencies for Norway’s offshore wind market, and contribute toward value creation in the Nordic and European energy market.

The consortium brings together the individual companies’ strong technical skills and deep experience in offshore energy projects, covering the full value chain from development to the delivery of offshore renewable energy to market.

bp has interests in the offshore wind sector in both the US and UK and a longstanding onshore wind business in the US. It brings strong North Sea development and operating experience, international energy trading capabilities and a disciplined financial framework to the partnership.

Dev Sanyal, bp’s executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy, said: “bp aims to grow our renewables business at scale and we see great opportunities in offshore wind energy. We have decades of offshore experience in the North Sea and will also bring our extensive trading capabilities and strong relationships in Europe. Coming together with Aker and Statkraft, we believe this consortium will be ideally positioned to effectively and efficiently grow and deliver clean power for European markets, as well as strengthen the supply to Norway when needed.”

As Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft’s expertise in energy management and its experience and competence in wind farm development and operations provide a foundation for success in developing SN2.

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, chief executive of Statkraft, said: “We have extensive capability from the development and operation of onshore wind around the world and experience in significant offshore wind projects in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Strong growth, decreasing technology costs and the involvement of industrial and financial players all indicate the rising role that offshore wind will play in Europe. Our partnership with Aker and bp will create significant value and contribute towards Europe’s energy transition.”

Aker brings to the project its learnings and know-how from five decades of designing and executing offshore projects in the North Sea as a supplier, developer and operator. Aker Horizons will work closely with the consortium on topics including strategy and financing, and the partnership will also benefit from the broad capabilities of other Aker companies, including Cognite and Aker Solutions.

Kristian Røkke, Chairman of Aker Offshore Wind and CEO of Aker Horizons, added: “Our partnership has the potential to redefine Norway’s position as an energy nation, and the consortium’s joint capabilities are building blocks to lead the energy transition. Together with Statkraft and bp we will work to develop the Norwegian offshore wind industry, reduce emissions and create new jobs.”

With bp joining the Norwegian consortium, energy cooperation between Norway and the United Kingdom is also further strengthened.


Philippines >>  7/28/2021 - wpd, the Bremen-based project developer and operator of wind and solar farms, is adding another project to its pipeline in the Philippines. The Aklan ...
Spain >>  7/28/2021 - EDP Renewables, global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, has continued to boost its oper...

France >>  7/27/2021 - Europe’s leading clean energy fund manager Glennmont Partners from Nuveen (“Glennmont”) has agreed the sale of 100MW portfolio of eight operational on...
Japan >>  7/27/2021 - Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (hereafter “J-POWER”) announces that J-Wind Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of J-POWER, has begun renewal ...

Poland >>  7/27/2021 - ACCIONA Energía and SSE Renewables have agreed to explore offshore wind opportunities in Poland as the country seeks to progress the deployment of aro...
United Kingdom >>  7/27/2021 - New floating wind technology in the UK has taken an important step forward with the announcement that 300MW of new projects, identified through The Cr...




Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2021 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.