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EEEGR & Norwegian Offshore Wind announce signing of MoU

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel
By: Chloe Emanuel 23/05/2024 Norwegian Offshore Wind

The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) and Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration between the offshore wind supply chains of Norway and the East of England. The agreement was formalised at the SNS2024 – The Energy Ecosystem event in Norwich this week.

Both EEEGR and NOW aim to develop world-leading supply chains in offshore wind. With the North Sea as a shared resource, the two organizations plan to leverage their respective strengths to create valuable synergies. Arvid Nesse, manager of Norwegian Offshore Wind, emphasised the importance of this partnership, noting that the UK is viewed as Europe's most attractive offshore wind market.

"The East of England is one of the major offshore wind hubs in the largest market in Europe," Nesse said. "Strengthening collaboration with the industry in this region will certainly benefit our members."

The East of England is a key offshore wind hub in the UK, hosting major developers such as Scottish Power Renewables, RWE, and Ørsted. The region features significant projects like Norfolk and East Anglia and boasts a robust supply chain, with the Port of Great Yarmouth serving as a key installation and operations base.

Alfred Risan, leader of NOW’s UK working group, highlighted the mutual benefits of the MoU. "This MoU is a two-way street, opening doors for UK companies targeting the Norwegian offshore wind market."

Norway has set ambitious offshore wind targets, aiming for 30 GW by 2040. The country held its first auction earlier this year, awarding the Southern North Sea II area to Ventyr, with a potential capacity of 1.5 GW. More auctions are scheduled for 2025, with 70 percent of suitable areas earmarked for floating wind farms.

Kevin Keable, Chair of EEEGR, expressed optimism about the partnership. "This could be really important for our members to access opportunities in Norway, using skills and techniques developed in our region," he said. "We hope our members can forge profitable and rewarding partnerships with our Norwegian neighbours."

Alfred Risan also pointed to the potential for synergies in areas such as early development, fabrication, installation, and operations and maintenance (O&M), which could create strong commercial opportunities for both regions.

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