Aker group's wind company joins forces with BP and Statkraft in Norwegian offshore wind

Aker Offshore Wind makes joint bid with oil supermajor BP and energy company Statkraft in tender for bottom-fixed offshore area Sørlige Nordsjø II. The consortium is looking at both hybrid projects and electrification of oil platforms.

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Another heavyweight announces its late entry into the Norwegian offshore wind tender. British oil supermajor BP joins Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in bidding for the area Sørlige Nordsjø II in the southern Norwegian North Sea in an equally split partnership, the parties inform.

"[BP] aims to grow our renewables business at scale and we see great opportunities in offshore wind energy," says BP EVP of Gas and Low Carbon Energy Dev Sanyal:

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