Statoil has a firm belief that the future of offshore wind is floating. By going deeper and further offshore where wind resources are better, an energy source with an almost unlimited potential can be harnessed.

Floating wind is encouraged by — and will build on — the tremendous success of the bottom-fixed offshore wind and offers a complimentary source of energy. Our experience developing our Hywind technology — both the original prototype, installed off Norway in 2009, and the 30MW array off Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm — bears this out.