Wind power from the sea

The utilization of sea-resources has always been important to Norway. Offshore wind is a huge unexploited resource that may ensure us supply of clean, renewable energy in the future.

Decades of experience from offshore industry gives Norway a good starting point for developing new technology for offshore wind turbines. The challenge is to build wind turbines that can stand harsh weather conditions and strains. This is especially important to keep the maintenance costs low.

IFE has a big focus on developing wind turbines at sea, and has become specialists in simulations of floating wind turbines. We cooperate with major Norwegian players within the area, and IFE has participated in the development of Statoil’s test turbine "Hywind".