The Norwegian government issued an update related to its offshore wind strategy on February 9th, 2022. The strategy aims to support the further development of offshore wind in Norway, whilst the controversial hybrid cables are postponed.
Dividing Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord into project areas
In 2020 the Norwegian government opened the two areas Utsira Nord (up to 1500 MW) and Sørlige Nordsjø II (up to 3000 MW) for development of offshore wind in Norway. Yesterday, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) went further in their development process and published a public hearing to divide Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II into smaller project areas.