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Gunnar Eskeland professor at NHH will give us more insight into decommissioning of offshore wind farms and which challenges lie ahead

Decommissioning of offshore wind farms: where are we and what challenges lie ahead

Bergen Energy Lab

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Decommissioning in the North Sea is a responsibility of the production companies: a contractual obligation intended to serve the environment and other stakeholders. It is also a mountain of a job – two generations worth - sailing towards us, potential for gainful employment and perhaps a potential goldmine. Possibly, a lost opportunity, unless host nations gear up and invest in knowledge, technology, regulatory and production capacity. R-Deco is a project that examines incentive problems, regulation and finance, comparing the near-term job in petroleum with the emerging one in wind. For the latter, the challenge of planning for circularity – building for circularity – is still an open opportunity. R-Deco also emphasizes that if North Sea countries do this well, including standardization and certification, it can help raise circularity and responsible re- and de-commissioning in international maritime shipping as well.   


Webinar speaker

Gunnar Eskeland, professor at NHH Norwegian School of Economics.