EU grants 290 million to test floating wind turbine in Rogaland

A wind turbineWind turbine. Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

The European Commission has awarded 290 million kroner for a project to test a floating wind turbine at Karmøy in Rogaland.

“Here we see that Norwegian companies, through good cooperation and international contacts, can help to solve some of society’s major challenges,” says CEO Håkon Haugli of Innovasjon Norge (Innovation Norway).

The project, called Flagship, includes a 10 megawatt floating offshore wind turbine to be built at a test center in Karmøy.

About NOK 244 million of EU funding goes to the project’s Norwegian participants, making it one of the largest EU-funded projects in Norway.

– EU funding is good news in an otherwise very difficult time for Norwegian business, states Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (Venstre).

“Ocean wind can give Norway more green jobs and the Norwegian economy more legs to stand on in the future,” she says, adding that the project shows that Norway has leading technology.

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