After a deal in the Norwegian Parliament, Norway is to proceed with demonstration projects for floating offshore wind energy, a decision that met with approval from the CEO of Norway’s shipowners’ association. December 2017 saw the Storting, Norway’s Parliament, approve a resolution calling for one or possibly two offshore demonstration sites for floating wind energy. The goal behind the decision is not to provide renewable energy for the Norwegian grid, but to demonstrate the Norwegian industry’s capability in this sector. Norwegian industry associations have been pushing for demonstration projects for some time. Norway has world-leading expertise in offshore and marine operations and in floating structures. Statoil, the country’s state oil company, was a key player in the development of Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore windfarm.
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