They aim to promote the port for upcoming offshore wind development, with bp, Mainstream and Statkraft jointly bidding to develop fixed-bottom offshore wind power at the Sørlige Nordsjø II (SN2) license area, 140 km offshore in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
They plan to work with local suppliers to build industrial competencies for Norway’s emerging offshore wind sector.
Statkraft claims to be Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy; Mainstream Renewable Power was recently combined with Aker Offshore Wind.
Windport, a subsidiary of Global Ocean Technology, is constructing a port to serve the SN2 site, expected to serve as a “one-stop shop” for offshore wind port services, including for the wider North Sea and global regions.
Expertise will be contributed from bp's digital and technology teams.