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Offshore wind

The offshore wind industry has all the prerequisites to become a large and important new Norwegian industry.

Did you know?

  • The first areas for offshore wind have been announced
  • Offshore wind became profitable in Denmark from 2021
  • Hywind Tampen is the world's largest floating offshore wind farm
  • The Norwegian government has set an ambition to allocate land equivalent to 30 GW of offshore wind by 2040
  • In 2009, Norwegian actors built the first pilot project in the world within floating offshore wind

Quick facts

  • The world's first floating offshore wind turbine is Norwegian
  • Floating offshore wind can create 52.000 new jobs in 2050, but the investment requires a faster pace
  • Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord can provide power of over 15 TWh if they come into operation around 2030
  • Hywind Tampen will reduce the annual emissions from Gullfaks and Snorre by 200,000 tonnes of CO₂


We often respond to hearings. Here you will find Offshore Norge's consultation statements.