As the world navigates the transition towards renewable energy sources, collaborative efforts become increasingly vital. Recognizing this, Team Norway, a consortium comprising Innovation Norway, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Norwegian Energy Partners, and Norwegian Offshore Wind, is gearing up to host an insightful event alongside the Swedish Offshore Wind Forum in Göteborg on June 12-13, 2024. This collaboration is not only a testament to the shared commitment towards sustainable energy but also a strategic move to foster cross-border partnerships in the offshore wind sector.

The Norway Event, slated for June 12 at Norges Hus, Skånegatan 16, Göteborg, promises a comprehensive agenda tailored to facilitate networking and knowledge exchange among industry stakeholders. The program, though still evolving, offers a glimpse into the wealth of opportunities awaiting attendees.

The event kicks off at 13.00 with registration, accompanied by a light lunch, providing an informal setting for participants to initiate conversations and build connections. Subsequently, from 14.00 to 16.30, esteemed speakers, including representatives from Innovation Norway and the Swedish Wind Energy Association/Svensk Vindenergi, will set the stage with welcome addresses and insightful presentations. These sessions will delve into various aspects of offshore wind development, highlighting the latest trends, challenges, and innovations driving the industry forward.

One of the key highlights of the program is the opportunity for participants to engage in pitching sessions and B2B meetings. This interactive segment aims to facilitate direct interactions between developers, suppliers, and investors, fostering collaboration and laying the groundwork for future partnerships.

In conclusion, the Norway Event presents a unique platform for industry professionals to converge, exchange ideas, and explore collaborative opportunities in the burgeoning offshore wind sector. By joining forces across borders, stakeholders can accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable energy future, driving innovation and unlocking new possibilities in the realm of renewable energy.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, Sweden ordered 730 megawatts (MW) of new turbines, making it the fourth-best quarter on record. The commissioning of new wind power remained high with a total of 1,973 MW during the year. A positive trend in wind turbine orders strengthens after the last quarter of 2023 and levels recover from a very weak 2022.

The Swedish Wind Energy Association’s forecast is optimistic, projecting wind power to generate 55 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2026, contributing approximately 28 percent to Sweden’s total electricity production. However, sustained growth beyond 2026 relies on maintaining an attractive investment climate in the country. This emphasizes the importance of fostering an environment that encourages further investment in wind power to meet the rising demand for fossil-free electricity.

The Swedish quarterly report provides insights into the offshore wind power scenario in Sweden, revealing approximately 440 TWh of offshore wind power under development in Swedish waters, with 190 TWh seeking permits. Obtaining these permits is crucial for project investments, with around 10 TWh already approved for production before 2030, primarily in southern Sweden where electricity demand is urgent.

Source: & BalticWind.EU