Fred Olsen Renewables (FOR) will link with Norwegian power group Hafslund Eco to bid to build offshore wind farms off Norway.

The two partners formed a 50/50 partnership that aims to develop wind and transmission projects when their home nation opens its first landmark tender in 2021.

FOR – already an established player in offshore and onshore renewables globally – said it and Hafslund Eco, which is owned by the City of Oslo, between them have “a unique position to contribute to the realisation of an offshore wind industry in Norway”.