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02 Jul 2019: Following an initial announcement of intention in June 2019, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has submitted the proposal to request opening of areas for offshore wind and also a new regulation to supplement the ocean energy act and clarify the leasing process. This follows on from recommendations made by the Water and Energy Directorate (NVE) in early 2018, that Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø I or 2 should be prioritised for development. However, the announcement in June did not include Sørlige Nordsjø I and this was confirmed in the July proposal, which includes areas Utsira Nord, Sandskallen – Sørøya Nord and potentially Sørlige Nordsjø II. Although Sørlige Nordsjø I has less conflict with shipping and lower environmental risk, Sørlige Nordsjø II is closer to the European power system, is a larger area and has fewer allocated petroleum production licences. Sørlige Nordsjø I may be put forward as a candidate for future development but should not be considered as under active planning. Sandskallen – Sørøya Nord was included in July's proposal as an attractive area for both floating and bottom-fixed foundation. Also, this area will provide opportunities for ocean industries in the North Norway.
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Sørlige Nordsjø I
Other Names
Offshore wind - study area; Category A
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Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat (NVE)

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Power & Turbines
Windfarm Capacity
1500 MW
Turbine Model
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Other Turbine(s) Used
Min. Turbine Capacity (MW)
Max. Turbine Capacity (MW)
Min. Number of Turbines
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Total Turbine Height
Hub Height
Rotor Diameter
Foundation Type
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Foundations on Wind Farm
Foundation Comments

Location & Environment
Sea Name
North Sea
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Depth Range (Chart Datum)
Depth Range (Stated by Developer)
Distance from Shore (Developer)
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Number of Offshore Platform(s)
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Cable Landing Point

Export Cables (AC & DC)
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Nominal Voltage (AC)
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Average Length per Cable (DC)
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Nominal Voltage (DC)

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Expected Life