Wind energy – supply chain
Norwegian company Caera AS has acquired Energy Innovation AS and will continue the development of the supplier industry for offshore wind through the base, Egersund Energy Hub.
Norway is uniquily positioned to succeed within the renewable energy and offshore wind segments, and Egersund has built a solid foundation for business development.
The capacity for regional innovation in Egersund has opened more opportunities for Caera´s operation and maintenance services, technical education and HSE-certification in the wind industry, says Robert Norum, chairman of Caera, a supplier of qualified personnel to the industry onshore and offshore.
Caera and Energy Innovation have both signed letters of intent with the Norseman Wind AS Wind Consortium who recently announced its plans to apply for concession to develop the area, Sørlige Nordsjø II.
Egersund Energy Hub is intendend as base for Norseman´s operations and maintenance services. This underlines its strong position for commercial growth and will contribute to the development of a full-service supplier industry for offshore wind in Norway.
In the next 10-15 years, most offshore wind projects in Northern Europe will be based on bottom-fixed technology, but also floating wind will be important. By 2050 it is estimated that Europe will invest approximately 1200 billion euro in offshore wind developments and around 300 billion euros in operation and maintenance.