Rosenberg and Blåvinge – a partnership between Fred. Olsen Seawind, Hafslund Eco, and Ørsted – are entering into an exclusive collaboration to develop floating offshore wind farms. This joint initiative demonstrates the great industrial potential that offshore wind energy represents for the Norwegian service and supply industry.
The agreement covers an exclusive partnership in which Blåvinge and Rosenberg will jointly develop plans for how large-scale floating wind farms can be established in Norway with the help of Norwegian suppliers.
If Blåvinge is granted a permit to develop offshore wind at Utsira Nord, major investments will be made, including within the construction of foundations for the floating offshore wind farms. This will result in a significant number of man-years, in both the development and construction phases.
Blåvinge is hoping to develop both bottom-fixed and floating wind projects, while also contributing to develop competitive Norwegian supply chains that can deliver the large-scale expansion of offshore wind farms in Norway. The Norwegian service and supply industry is uniquely positioned to utilise its offshore expertise to develop new solutions and create value in the offshore wind industry – not just in Norway, but internationally.
Few companies better represent the restructuring that the Norwegian service and supply industry underwent in the early days of the petroleum activities in Norway than Rosenberg. At that time, Rosenberg was transformed from a shipyard into a major supplier of projects to the oil and gas industry. Through the partnership with Blåvinge, Rosenberg can now become a key supplier to the renewables industry.
“Large-scale floating offshore wind farms have not yet been built. By combining the unique expertise of Rosenberg and Blåvinge, together we can find the best solutions for such a development. We’re therefore very pleased to have joined forces with Rosenberg, who are one of the strongest players in planning, construction and assembly of large steel structures” – Lars Bender, CEO of Fred. Olsen Seawind.