We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our geographical footprint by opening an office in Norway to provide support to the growing Nordic offshore wind market. This is the latest step in our strategy to strengthen our presence in the Nordic countries. Our new office will be led by Mona Pettersen (Managing Consultant), a Norwegian and a core member of our team, having joined BVG Associates in 2018.

Our new office will allow us to deliver localised strategy support to governments and the offshore wind industry and to strengthen our support for our existing Nordics client base, which includes a range of project developers, supply chain businesses and enabling organisations.

“It’s an exciting time for offshore wind, especially in the Nordic countries.“ said Mona. “Setting up our office in Norway will enable us to deepen our support for new and established clients across the Nordic countries, as offshore wind activity accelerates in the region. I look forward to strengthening our relationships with clients and stakeholders across the industry and region, and to BVG Associates making a real difference to the growth of offshore wind here.”

The Nordic countries are exciting markets for offshore wind growth and innovation:

  • Denmark: The birthplace of OSW in Europe, with ambitious targets for tendering 9 GW of over the coming years, with a targeted commissioning date of 2030-2032.
  • Finland: End of 2023 saw the announcement that the tenders for Edith and Ebba offshore wind sites are being prepared, with the aim of completing them in 2024. It is also expected that three more tenders will be announced in 2024.
  • Norway: The Sørlige Nordsjø II auction is underway, with the applications for pre-qualifications submitted and results of that stage expected soon. The Utsira Nord auction was delayed to make sure it aligns with state aid rules from ESA, but is also expected in 2024. In addition, Norway has a strong supply chain already delivering to offshore wind overseas, and a strong community of suppliers with the potential to enter offshore wind.
  • Sweden: A developer-led market, with ambitious targets of 120 TWh of OSW by 2040, and many early-stage OSW projects under development.