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November 10, 2021

Sonnavindar Wind Offshore Project, Norway

By Carmen

Sonnavindar Wind Offshore Project is a 3,000MW offshore wind power project. It is planned in North Sea, Norway. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2027.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 3,000 3,000 Announced Norway Equinor; Norsk Hydro; RWE Renewables

Description

The project is being developed by Equinor, Norsk Hydro and RWE Renewables. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The project cost is expected to be around $5,100m. The project will be spread over an area of 2,591km². The turbines will be mounted on a fixed type foundation.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2027.

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About Equinor

Equinor ASA (Equinor), formerly Statoil ASA, is an energy company. It focuses mainly on the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The company also has operations in various oil and gas provinces in the world. Equinor operates refineries, processing plants, storage and terminals, and has interests in various oil and gas pipelines. The company markets, trades, and transports crude oil, condensate, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and refined products. It also has presence in offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, solar and hydrogen projects. Equinor is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

About Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) is a supplier of aluminum. Its operations include bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminum products and building systems. Its portfolio of products include bauxite, alumina, extrusion ingots, foundry alloys, sheet and remelt ingots, wire rods, foil for technical applications, and strips and sheets. The company also owns and operates hydro power plants. It generates electricity at these plants and trades electricity on the Nord Pool Spot power exchange. Its products cater to the automotive, transport, building and construction, electronics, general engineering, packaging, printing and solar industries. The company has operations in various countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Hydro is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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