The representative of the Norwegian Equinor indicates that there are too few sea areas intended for the development of wind energy on a global scale. In order to achieve climate goals, governments should make more of such space available for the development of wind turbines.
Anders Opedal, CEO of Eqinor, a global leader in offshore wind energy sector and the world’s leading developer of floating offshore farms, spoke about the future of the sector in an interview with Reuters. He stated that countries around the world should make more sea available for the development of offshore wind energy. They have ambitious goals for the development of renewable energy sources, including wind energy, but the sea areas they allocate for the construction of wind farms are insufficient.
“If governments want to fulfill ambitions, there must be more,” Opendal said. He referred to recent information on two additional maritime areas that Norway will open for wind energy sector in 2023. Opendal expects similar steps on a global scale in the long term.
Equinor’s ambition is to be a leading company in energy transformation through the development of renewable energy sources. Equinor supplies more than one million homes in Europe with energy from offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany. The company builds offshore farms in the North Sea, East Coast of the United States and the Baltic Sea.
Norwegians are present in the offshore wind energy sector in Germany and Poland. Equinor was responsible for the construction of the Arkona offshore wind farm (385 MW), which is the largest wind farm in the Baltic Sea to date. The plan also includes the construction of the Baltyk II and Baltyk III offshore farms (total capacity of 1,440 MW) in Polish waters.
source: oedigital.com &RWE