ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
Together we bring strong technical skills and deep experience in offshore energy projects and the power market, covering the full value chain from development to the delivery of offshore renewable energy to market. We have global reach and a track record of successful collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders – always in a sustainable way.
The three partners are a powerful combination of offshore wind and power market competence, ready to deliver a successful project in Sørlige Nordsjø II.
Our consortium brings global reach, and a track record of successful collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders – always in a sustainable way.
Our experience in delivering large offshore projects means we have the skills and expertise to develop a project that creates maximum value for Norway.
Meet our partner
About Mainstream Renewable Power
Mainstream Renewable Power, with a global project portfolio of over 28 GW, is a leading pure-play renewable energy company with a presence across Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Employing over 700 people across five continents, Mainstream has raised more than EUR 3.0 billion in project finance to date. In May 2021, Norway-based Aker Horizons acquired a majority stake in Mainstream and, in April 2022, Japan-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. joined Aker Horizons as a long-term strategic investor. In addition to bringing forward industrial-scale onshore wind and solar projects around the world, we are advancing gigawatt-scale offshore wind projects in Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Norway, Ireland, the UK, and Sweden.
The company’s growth trajectory and offshore wind ambition accelerated in 2022 with the integration of Aker Offshore Wind, combining world-class development and industrialization capabilities through Aker group companies with Mainstream’s strong development and execution track record. Further to our ambition in the floating wind market, the company holds preferential rights to bankable floating foundation technology through ownership in Principle Power. Mainstream is currently developing a net capacity of 1.3 GW of floating offshore wind in Scotland and South Korea and 1.23 GW of fixed bottom offshore wind in Vietnam.
The Aker group of companies has over 180 years of industrial heritage in Norway. The group brings to the project its learnings and know-how from five decades of designing and executing offshore projects in the North Sea as a supplier, developer and operator. Aker Horizons will work closely with the consortium on topics including strategy and financing, and the partnership will also benefit from the broad capabilities of other Aker companies, including Cognite and Aker Solutions.
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Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, and supplies district heating. Statkraft has developed hydro power in Norway since early in the 20th century and is still developing major hydro power projects internationally. Today the company is also a large developer of wind- and solar power in Europe and globally.
Statkraft is a leading player in market operations, in the Nordic power market as well as in several European countries. The company is among the top players in Europe in providing secure and stable income for renewable generators through offering Power Purchase Agreements, including for offshore wind assets. The market operations also include a prominent position in Europe in optimising and controlling the dispatch of renewable generation assets, including a large and increasing fleet of third party owned assets.
Statkraft’s expertise in energy management and its experience and competence in wind farm development and operations both onshore and offshore provide a foundation for success in developing Sørlige Nordsjø II.
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bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet, and our ambition is to be a net zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero. bp’s strategy is to transform into an Integrated Energy Company focused on delivering solutions for customers and this will see bp growing net developed renewable generating capacity to 20GW by 2025 and 50GW by 2030.
bp has interests in the offshore wind sector in both the US and UK and a longstanding onshore wind business in the US. It brings strong North Sea development and operating experience, international energy trading capabilities and a disciplined financial framework to the partnership.