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Statoil’s ambitions in offshore wind, industrial and research challenges

On the 29th of January, the Geophysical Institute, UiB and Statoil invited to a seminar on Statoil’s ambitions in offshore wind, industrial and research challenges



On the 29th of January, central people from Statoil’s efforts on offshore wind visited the Geophysical Institute. Arne Eik, Gudmund Per Olsen and Nenad Keseric presented the ambitions and research challenges within offshore wind focusing on floating solutions, specifically Hywind.

Furthermore, Lars Henrik Hosøy presented Aibel’s ambitions for offshore wind, and Gunnar Buvik showed how many of the companies within the network associated with GCE Subsea is now taking competency from subsea technology in oil and gas to marine renewable energy.

Joachim Reuder and Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa summarized some of the results achieved in NORCOWE, and explained how this activity is now continued. Peter Haugan gave the background of UiB’s efforts in climate and energy transition, whereas Kårstein Måseide presented the CET centre.

About 40 attendants, students and staff from HVL and UiB, as well as representatives from the industry were present at the seminar.

The presentations can be seen by clicking the names of the speakers in the program below.



  1. Welcome - Finn Gunnar Nielsen
  2. Hywind roadmap and challenges - Arne Eik, Gudmund Olsen, Nenad Keseric
  3. Aibels offshore wind ambitions - Lars Henrik Hosøy
  4. GCE Subsea and activities related to offshore wind - Gunnar Buvik
  5. Post-NORCOWE. What happens?
    1. Mapping of wind resources - Joachim Reuder
    2. Post-NORCOWE activities and plans - Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa
  6. UiB activities
    1. «Climate and energy transition» - Peter M Haugan
    2. Centre for Energy Transformation, "CET" - Kårstein Måseide