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Odfjell Oceanwind and Source Galileo Norge Forge Floating Offshore Wind Alliance

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

The first highlighted paragraph outlines the possible deal.

Odfjell Oceanwind and renewable energy developer Source Galileo’s Norwegian branch, Source Galileo Norge, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on developing floating offshore wind farms using Odfjell Oceanwind’s technology.


  1. Odfjell is a Norwegian shipping company, with this web site.
  2. Odfjell Oceanwind has a web site, with a mission statement of We are shaping the future of floating offshore wind power.
  3. Source Galileo style themselves as a Developer of Large-Scale Renewable Projects on their web site.

These three paragraph outline the cooperation’s plans.

  1. The cooperation will target wind farms for the electrification of oil and gas installations, the Utsira Nord seabed development, and selected floating wind parks in Europe.
  2. According to the partners, they also plan to apply for a seabed lease on Utsira Nord where the project, named UtsiraVIND, will use Odfjell Oceanwind’s proprietary solutions for cost-competitive, industrial production of floating offshore wind units.
  3. Odfjell Oceanwind is developing the Deepsea Semi floating wind foundation design which could be used in floating wind farms and for off-grid applications including temporary electrification of oil and gas installations in harsh environments.

They seem to have large ambitions, but then the money is available to fulfil the ones that work in Norway.

This Google Map shows area of Norway, that includes Utsira, Haugesund and Stavanger.


  1. Utsira is the largest island at the West of the map.
  2. Haugesund is on the coast to the North-East of Utsira.
  3. Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway and is at the bottom of the map.

There would appear to be plenty of space to place floating wind turbines between all the islands and the coast.

These are some other points from the article.

  • Odfjell Oceanwind floats appear to be able to handle 15 MW turbines.
  • In May, Norway initiated an investment plan to reach 30 GW of offshore capacity by 2040.
  • Work has started to prepare Norway for floating offshore wind.
  • Norway’s next offshore wind auction is in 2025.

Norway’s going large for wind!


November 10, 2022 Posted by | Energy | , , , , | Leave a comment