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first edition of FME NorthWind's newsletter.

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NorthWind is in good progress
- Here are a few snapshots of our activities:

NorthWind kick off

June 16th – The NorthWind research centre on wind energy launched its activities today with its first General Assembly – a digital event, because of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The centre’s research is divided into five work packages, whose leaders gave short presentations outlining their objectives for the next few years. The centre aims at making wind energy cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable. One of its main areas of focus is offshore wind research. ... Read more


The first 11 PhD students are hired,and a few are already started
Read more on the NortWind website on Education

Green Platform Ocean Grids was awarded 2 September

The project will develop new technology, knowledge and solutions to enable a profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf. .. Read more
The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø, announced that the Ocean Grid project (in Norwegian: Havnett) will get financial support of 82.7 million NOK, through the Green Platform scheme.

NorthWind Board elected

The NorthWind Centre Board was elected at the General Assembly 13 September. The board is elected for two years. It comprises of eight seats for the user partners – five of these go to the user partners with the highest financial contribution (cash and in-kind) and three are up for election. The board also has three seats for the research partners: one permanent seat for NTNU, one permanent seat for SINTEF and one seat that is up for election.

The elected Board members for the period 2021-2023 are:

  • Elling Rishoff, DNV
Board members
  • Geir Olav Berg, Aker Offshore Wind
  • Jan-Kristian Haukeland, DOF
  • Ole Nordahl, Equinor
  • Håkon Hallem, Force Technology
  • Torunn Lund Clasen, Nexans
  • Björn Mo Östgren, Statkraft
  • Anne Brisset, Total Norge AS
  • Norunn Myklebust, NINA
  • Johan Einar Hustad, NTNU
  • Petter Støa, SINTEF

Webinar: Control and Operation

The event was hosted by NorthWind and organised in cooperation with Windcluster Norway and Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster.

See the event page for program and presentations.

Launch of the
NORWEP Global Annual Offshore Wind Market Report

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Norwegian Energy Partners launched its 2021 Global Offshore Wind Market Report on 17 september 2021.
Read more about the event

Webinar: Environmental Design and Operation

This event was hosted by NorthWind, in collaboration with Windcluster Norway and Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster on 29 October 2021.
See the event page for program and presentations
Offshore wind turbine research

The DeepWind 2021 papers are published

Selected papers from the EERA DeepWind conference 2021 are now published with open access in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series volume 2018, 2021. The papers have undergone a careful peer-review process by the members of the Scientific Committee of EERA DeepWind, assessing originality, quality and relevance. In total, 44 papers are published addressing the topics of the conference.

EERA DeepWind’22 will take place on 19-21 January. Read more about it here on the EERA DeepWind website.

Offshore wind featured on SINTEF podcast

SINTEF Chief Scientist John Olav Tande is the guest of podcast host Aksel Faanes Persson, talking about the possibilities and challenges linked to offshore wind.

You can listen to the podcast right here, (the podcast is in Norwegian).

NorthWind gets FME plaque from Research Council

Special advisor for the Research Council of Norway, Tone Ibenholt, formally handed over an FME plaque to NorthWind research centre leader John Olav Tande at a ceremony in Oslo. It happened during a meeting between representatives from all FME centres and the Research Council.

NorthWind website