Brigg Vind will bid for the right to develop offshore wind in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area, in the southern part of Denmark’s North Sea – the first 1.5GW tender for which is due to open this month, with results announced later this year.
Oslo is due to award 3GW of offshore wind capacity in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area across two tenders, but the Brigg Vind partners believe the area could ultimately support 6GW.
Brigg Vind stated that it can contribute to “building a world-leading Norwegian supply chain” by engaging with local suppliers “on how we collectively can maximise positive local ripple effects from the first Sørlige Nordsjø II projects.”
The trio had first announced their plans to bid in the Sørlige Nordsjø II tender in 2021. They will face a crowded field in the auction, with several bidding groups targeting the round.
Brigg Vind has not confirmed any capacity targets for developing offshore wind in Norway beyond Sørlige Nordsjø II.
Norway aims to have allocated sites capable of supporting 30GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. Brigg Vind believes the country could host 50GW of offshore wind by 2050, creating more than 55,000 jobs in the process.