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Norwegian players want share of booming wind market

Construction and servicing of future offshore wind farms with very large turbines are obvious tasks for Norwegian companies with decades of experience in oil and gas, say several industry players. However, the tasks place great demands on ships.

Photo: Norges Rederiforbund/Norwegian Shipowners' Association

Decades of experience from oil and gas extraction provide Norwegian companies in the offshore supply sector with a solid hand in the expansion of offshore wind energy in the coming years, when installation of wind farms at sea is expected to grow immensely.

That was the assessment of a panel of industry players during a Capital Link conference on Norwegian shipping held on Wednesday.

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