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New Offshore Wind Ports in the Nordics

Project 2020 - 2023 Active

With backing from Nordic Innovation, a large international consortium will be facilitating collaboration and development of Nordic ports in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The goal is to make Nordic ports ready for the expanding offshore wind industry with a stronger green infrastructure and new value chains across developers, manufactures and sub-contractors for offshore wind.

As wind turbines are growing in weight and size, great demands are placed on new and existing offshore wind ports alike. In this project, eight Nordic ports and super sites will enter an innovative collaboration with offshore wind players, with a view towards upgrading, redesigning, and adapting existing facilities and decarbonizing port’s infrastructure.

To meet the increasing requirements and expectations for the industry, the project consortium will develop a Nordic offshore wind alliance to act as innovation advisory board for existing ports and industry players in the value chain. In addition, a new multi-purpose super site concept for utilizing ports infrastructure and establish an optimal supply chain model that should best support future offshore wind ports and sites will be created.

The project also hopes to inspire other regions around the world to learn best practices from leading Nordic offshore wind ports and their supply chains.

Consortium partners

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Energy Cluster Denmark


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Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster

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Offshore Väst

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Port of Trelleborg

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Port of Port of Rønne A/S

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Karmsund Port Authority

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Eigersund Næring og Havn

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Wergeland Group

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Westcon Helgeland

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Norsea Group

Additional partners:

Cluster organizations:
  • Energy Cluster Denmark, Denmark
  • Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster, Norway
  • OffshoreVäst, Sweden
  • Team Renewable Artic Finland (Gaia Consulting Oy)
Nordic ports and super sites:
  • Port of Rønne, Denmark
  • Port of Karmsund, Norway
  • Port of Trelleborg, Sweden
  • Eigersund Næring og Havn, Norway
  • Wergeland Group, Norway
  • Westcon Helgeland, Norway
  • Norsea Group, Norway
  • Semco Maritime Hanøytangen, Norway
Industry participants:
  • KH Maskinfabrik
  • BHS Logistics
  • Vestas Offshore Wind
  • Hytor A/S
  • Jutlandia Terminal
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Muehlhan Wind Service A/S
  • Kust Vind AB
  • Semco Maritime – Denmark
  • PSW Group - Offshore Wind & Yard /PSW Technology AS
  • OX2 AB
  • Ørsted
  • Vattenfall
  • Saga Subsea AS
  • Fred Olsen
  • Trelleborg Energi
  • GMC Maritime
  • Miros Group
  • Sintef
  • Jørn Bolding A/S
  • RWE Renewables Sweden AB

Contact

Gustavo Ferraz de Luna
International Project Manager
Energy Cluster Denmark

Background

To bring shipping in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the maritime sector needs to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 % by 2050. This requires major advancements in technology as well as shifts in business models and in the ways of operating, including in the interface between land and sea. 

To support innovation and collaboration in this interface, Nordic Innovation formulated a NOK 8 million Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission with the aim of decarbonising Nordic ports, transport of people and goods – on and between sea and land. Five projects were awarded support in March 2020.

After the project period has ended, the most promising project will be offered additional funding of up to NOK 3 million in the form of a grant.

Contacts

Portrait Nina Egeli

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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