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United Kingdom

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Dogger Bank

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Capacity
3.6 GW
Type
Bottom-fixed
Status
Under construction

Vårgrønn has a 20% interest in Dogger Bank. Once completed in 2026, Dogger Bank will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The three phases of the project (A, B and C) will have a combined installed capacity of 3.6 GW. Phase A of Dogger Bank starts operations in 2023.

Visit the Dogger Bank website to learn more about the project.

"The landmark Dogger Bank project will be our first project in operation and marks an exciting initial step for Vårgrønn into the UK market, the largest offshore wind market globally."
Stefano Sartirana
SVP Asset Management
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Green Volt

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Capacity
Up to 500 MW
Type
Floating
Status
Area exclusivity awarded

Green Volt is a floating wind frontrunner project that will deliver renewable energy to offshore oil and gas platforms in Scotland, while providing green power to the UK grid. The project aims to deliver power by 2030.

Green Volt is developed for the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG)-tender in Scotland and was awarded area exclusivity in 2023.

Visit the Green Volt website to learn more about the project.

"Green Volt is designed to kick-start the development of a world-leading local supply chain for floating offshore wind centred on the North Sea."
Frida Rugstad Knudsen
Senior Advisor Project Management
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Capacity
Up to 1.4GW
Type
Floating
Status
Area exclusivity awarded

Cenos is a frontrunner floating wind project that will deliver renewable energy to oil and gas platforms in Scotland, while creating 5.5TWh annually of green power to the UK grid. The project aims to deliver power by 2030.

Cenos is developed for the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG)-tender in Scotland and was awarded area exclusivity by Crown Estate Scotland in 2023.

Visit the Cenos website to learn more about the project.

"For Cenos, we have already completed the first step of the consenting process. A continued high-quality consenting process will ensure we deliver on environmental sustainability while providing power as early as possible."
Håvar Røstad
Consent Manager

Ireland

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South Irish Sea

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Capacity
Up to 900 MW
Type
Bottom-fixed
Status
Developing bid

The South Irish Sea site is an initial priority for a partnership between Vårgrønn and Energia Renewables to advance offshore wind projects in Ireland, alongside a North Celtic Sea site.

The South Irish Sea site has a capacity of up to 900 MW, and Energia Renewables have already completed extensive development work over the last 4 years at the site. Seabed surveys have been completed, almost 3 years of aerial data on birds and mammals has been collected, and detailed preparations for the environmental impact assessments have commenced. Engagement programmes with local fisheries and communities are also in place. The preparatory work positions the project to be capable of being operational by 2030, subject to government policy.

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North Celtic Sea

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Capacity
Up to 900 MW
Type
Bottom-fixed
Status
Developing bid

The North Celtic Sea site is an initial priority for a partnership between Vårgrønn and Energia Renewables to advance offshore wind projects in Ireland, alongside a South Irish Sea site.

The North Celtic Sea site has a capacity of up to 900 MW, and Energia Renewables have already completed extensive development work over the last 4 years at the site. Seabed surveys have been completed, almost 3 years of aerial data on birds and mammals has been collected, and detailed preparations for the environmental impact assessments have commenced. Engagement programmes with local fisheries and communities are also in place. The preparatory work positions the project to be capable of being operational by 2030, subject to government policy.

Norway

Brigg Vind

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Capacity
N/A
Type
Bottom-fixed
Status

After first announcing our consortium in 2021, we formed Brigg Vind in 2023 as the home for our joint offshore wind project at Sørlige Nordsjø II (SN II) in Norway. In November 2023, Brigg Vind confirmed the decision not to submit a pre-qualification application for the first phase of Sørlige Nordsjø II.

Together, Vårgrønn, Å Energi and Corio Generation have unique expertise across offshore wind, power systems, energy markets and financing. With strong local anchoring and global experience, we will contribute to a sustainable offshore wind industry in Norway that creates positive local impacts.

Vårgrønn is project manager for Brigg Vind.

Visit the Brigg Vind website to learn more about the project.

"Brigg Vind believes strongly in the long-term potential of commercially viable offshore wind projects in Norway. We are committed to playing a part in realising Norway’s significant offshore wind potential."
Helga Rognstad
Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Utsira Nord

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Capacity
500+ MW
Type
Floating
Status
Developing bid

Vårgrønn is collaborating with Equinor to develop large-scale floating offshore wind at Utsira Nord in Norway. We are a Norwegian partnership driven by a team with extensive experience in project development, construction and operation of offshore wind in Norway and internationally. Project manager Equinor has a world leading position in floating offshore wind, and together we own 60% of the world's largest fixed bottom offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank in the UK.

Together, we have the industrial capacity, financial strength, technology and expertise to help develop a Norwegian floating offshore wind supply chain and bring it to the international market. We also have extensive experience in sustainable industrial development in coexistence with other users of the sea and local communities.

At Utsira Nord we will build an offshore wind farm that contributes to a domestic market for Norwegian suppliers, creates jobs and creates positive ripple effects regionally and nationally.

"Our project on Utsira Nord will help lift floating offshore wind to a commercial scale and provide the basis for new jobs and value creation in Norway."
Bjørn Johansen
Engineering Manager

Baltics

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Baltic partnership

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Capacity
TBC
Type
TBC
Status
Developing bid

Vårgrønn and renewable energy developer European Energy in May 2023 announced a long-term strategic partnership to jointly pursue offshore wind opportunities in the Baltic Sea within Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

We will work jointly across the whole offshore wind lifecycle, from development and financing, through to construction and operation. European Energy is present in all three Baltic states with offices and a pipeline of onshore renewable energy projects, and the company has developed and constructed several wind parks in Lithuania.

Together, we will work closely with local stakeholders to create offshore wind projects that meet countries' energy security and decarbonisation ambitions, while creating local jobs and safeguarding nature and the interests of other users of the sea.

"European Energy's local presence and renewables track-record in the Baltic states together with Vårgrønn's strong offshore experience makes for a strong partnership. Together we will develop sustainable offshore wind projects across Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia."
Chris Hill
UK Managing Director & SVP Business Development

Future pipeline

Vårgrønn is involved in several early-stage initiatives in Vårgrønn’s key markets covering all of Northern Europe.