Equinor, a global energy leader, is calling on innovators to join a groundbreaking initiative to revolutionize the end-of-life phase of floating offshore wind substructures. This challenge, part of Equinor’s NOW Accelerator program, seeks startups and scale-ups with cutting-edge ideas on reuse, afterlife, circularity, or recycling for steel and concrete structures.

A Call to Action for Visionaries

Are you a startup or a scale-up with transformative ideas that can redefine the lifecycle of offshore wind infrastructure? Equinor is looking for innovative minds to drive this crucial industry transformation. The goal is to enhance the sustainability of offshore wind farms by developing solutions that ensure efficient reuse and recycling of floating wind substructures, which are critical components of this renewable energy technology.

Key Dates and Opportunities

The challenge is currently live and accepting proposals. To provide further details and answer any questions, Equinor will host an informative webinar on June 25th at 10:00 AM (CET). During this session, participants will have the opportunity to delve into the specifics of the challenge, explore an example case, and spark their creative thinking. This is a unique chance to gain insights directly from industry experts and refine your approach to meet the challenge’s goals.

The winning proposal will not only gain significant recognition but also the opportunity to collaborate closely with Equinor. The selected innovator will work alongside Equinor to implement their solutions in the design and eventual reuse of floating wind substructures. This collaboration aims to set new standards in the offshore wind sector, promoting sustainable practices that can be adopted globally.

This initiative is part of Equinor’s broader commitment to sustainability and innovation in the energy sector. By focusing on the afterlife of wind substructures, Equinor aims to reduce the environmental impact of offshore wind farms and contribute to a circular economy. This challenge represents a pivotal step towards a more sustainable future, where innovative solutions drive lasting change.

Find the link to sign up for the webinar: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/35e3564c-3edd-44e1-a330-155b3c1e5797@a3221cf3-3b22-4009-8bf1-14b1074608e1

Source: Norwegian Offshore Wind