Ocean Wind Conference

OTD Ocean Wind Conference

Time: Thursday 19. October 2023
Location: Hall C (renewables)
Price: Free
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In December 2023, the first offshore wind licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf will be awarded. This marks the start of the giant developments at Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II, and the government’s goal of 30 GW of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf by 2040. The two developments represent billion-dollar investments, half of which will go to Norwegian companies and the other half to international suppliers. Significant growth is expected in green industries in Norway.

Reports show estimates of investments of NOK 125 billion and annual turnover of close to NOK 250 billion in 2030. Although Norwegian supplier companies are already positioned internationally and the Norwegian offshore wind investment is finally getting underway, there are major challenges ahead. Offshore wind must compete for the resources of a petroleum sector in high gear, a value chain must be established for offshore wind developments, training of professional personnel and investments in new technology.

At the OTD Ocean Wind Conference, we will look at the business opportunities for suppliers in both the national and international market for offshore wind.

Conference programme

10.00 - 10.40


Norwegian Offshore Wind update - licensing round and future developments

Welcome by moderator

Kaspar Synnevåg, Editor Ocean24

Governmental goals and strategies

The first offshore wind allocations are planned for December 2023. The government has promised progress in new allocations. Where and when will the new allocations come and how are we going to use the entire Norwegian coast?

Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, State Secretary,  Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

30GW in Norway - where and when?

In April this year the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate announced a map of allocated areas making it possible to develop 30 GW of Offshore Wind by 2040. The areas are scattered along most of the Norwegian Coast. The areas are much larger than needed and are to be considerable narrowed down in both numbers and in size. Which areas will be picked? Which criteria will be the most important? Fisheries? Need of power in the given region? Cost? Environmental impact? Port capacities? Strength of regional supply chain? Regional training & education capability? Regional political support?

Harald Dirdal, Norseman Wind

10.40 - 12.00


Our plans for the Norwegian offshore wind market

Ocean wind players present their plans for the development of the Norwegian offshore wind industry.

Equinor Renewables

Equinor has an ambition to realize 12-16 GW of renewable capacity by 2030 and the majority will come from offshore wind. What are the plans and where will the developments take place?

Siri Espedal Kindem - Head of Equinor Renewables Norway


Wind electrification of oil and gas - Barents Sea Goliat wind project

Odfjell Oceanwind develops technologies for floating offshore wind. Together with the international wind developer Source Galileo, furniture megabrand Ingka/IKEA, and one of the largest utility companies in the world Kansai Electric Power from Japan, they are competing for seabed lease at Utsira Nord. Important for their acceleration strategy is to address the immediate need for new renewable energy for electrifying the Norwegian oil and gas sector to develop smaller scale wind parks ahead of the large utility-scale parks. One of these projects, GoliatVIND is looking into how the Goliat FPSO subsea cable connection to Hammerfest can be co-used to establish a 75MW wind park in the Barents sea. The company will present the technology and their plans for electrifying the oil and gas sector with offshore wind.

Per Lund, CEO Odfjell Oceanwind

Norsea - ParkWind - CIP / Windworks Jelsa


John E. Stangeland, CEO NorSea

12.00 - 12.30


12.30 - 13.15


Supply chain and competence development

Offshore Wind - the European market

Business opportunities for Norwegian suppliers in an international value chain for offshore wind.

Jon Dugstad, Director Wind NORWEP

Competitive advantages with a strong competence base in offshore wind

Blue collar workers - how many do we need - and which competences is needed?

Frank Emil Moen, CEO Energy Innovation

Competitive advantages through research and knowledge sharing

Mona W. Minde, PhD, University of Stavanger

13.15 - 14.00




Lifecycle of a floating offshore wind farm: Hywind Tampen

Which installation, operation and maintenance services is required from the supply chain through the life cycle.

Ole Arild Larsen, Manager Operations Hywind Tampen, Equinor

Lifecycle of a bottom fixed offshore wind farm: Doggerbank

Which installation, operation and maintenance services is required from the supply chain through the life cycle.


Summary and closing

Kaspar Synnevåg, Editor Ocean24

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