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Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW) is established by the University of Bergen in order to coordinate and strengthen the research and education in offshore wind energy.

The centre has three focus areas: Wind resources, Site selection and Wind farm operations

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Our mission:

To be a resource centre contributing research and education at a high international level. We address aspects related to resources, environment and technical solutions, as well as legal, economic and social aspects of offshore wind energy. We provide professional support and advice to industry, authorities and the society at large, as well as mobilizing and making UiB’s multi-discipline competence more visible.

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Average yearly wind speed at 150m above sea level (averaged over the years 1996-2019)

A wind power data set is born

Ida Marie Solbrekke and Asgeir Sorteberg at BOW have developed a wind power data set that is mapping the wind power potential at the Norwegian continental shelf and in the surrounding ocean areas.

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Pictures of wake data-set

Wake detection using image processing techniques

Maria Krutova and Mostafa Bakhoday-Paskyabi demonstrate the use of image processing techniques for the wake detection and possible applications for the wake analysis.

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Illustration of LOWT project

BOW project received funding

The project Large Offshore Wind Turbines (LOWT): Structural design accounting for non-neutral wind conditions is funded with 12 MNOK via the NFR FRIPRO program.

MSc at BOW
Graph of Ekofisk

Sensitivity analysis in key parameters related to wind power production

Astrid Fonnes Myren's thesis investigates the sensitivity of offshore wind power production related to changes in key parameters

Offshore H2 production
Bilde av en hydrogentank

Optimal utilization of energy from offshore wind

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has appointed Sørlige Nordsjø II as an area for offshore wind deployment. This area is far from the shore, but production of hydrogen by electrolysis may be an opportunity.