Wind Energy – Norway
A new report from Menon Economics shows that floating offshore wind can be one of Norway’s most important job creators in 2050 if we set the pace.
The report states that the industry around floating offshore wind alone can create over 52,000 jobs in 2050. This corresponds to about 25 percent of the total employment in the oil industry back in 2019.
“The expertise we have in floating offshore technology due to oil and gas has given the Norwegian supply industry a heads start. We are already well equipped, and in the process of a competence transfer. It is great to see that this report shows such a large potential in employment,” says leader of Norwegian Offshore Wind, Arvid Nesse.
The report points to a rapid growth in the global market for floating offshore wind. Norway has been a pioneer in floating technology, and the report shows that floating offshore wind can play a key role in the restructuring of the Norwegian offshore industry.
Menon has looked at floating offshore wind in isolation, because Norway has special advantages here, compared to bottom-fixed offshore wind. The survey shows that Norwegian players can take a market share of between 5 and 14 percent of the global floating market.
Unfortunately the report is only available in the Norwegian language.