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Former Aker boss reviews new wind endeavor: Had hoped we'd come further

Founder and CEO Knut Vassbotn had hoped that newly established wind venture Deep Wind Offshore had come further in its first full year of operation. However, Norway is slower to pick up offshore wind than expected, he explains to ShippingWatch. ”Not to say the ship has sailed, but we expect to see significantly more advancement this year.”

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Knut Vassbotn has a hard time hiding the fact that he’d hoped to have more news when reviewing the first year of having launched his major bet on Norwegian offshore wind following his exit from the Aker group.

The founder and chief executive of Deep Wind Offshore based in Haugaland on Norway’s west coast had wished for Norway to be even further along in the process toward really kick-starting its offshore wind industry with projects Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.

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