Statkraft seeks to be prime mover on 30GW offshore wind in Norway

The Norwegian utility eyes big opportunities after the Norwegian government’s announcement of large-scale offshore wind plans with an aim of 30GW by 2040.

Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen. | Photo: Statkraft

For a nation that has yet to set up any wind projects at sea, Norway’s ambitions are no trifling matter.

Wednesday morning, the government presented a new offshore wind strategy, the target of which is 30GW by 2040. This marks a substantial step up from the 4.5GW, which has so far been sent to tender. Unsurprisingly, the news sparks enthusiasm among wind energy players, with not least Norwegian utility Statkraft, which eyes strong opportunities for launching a new Norwegian venture within wind at sea.

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