SeaTwirl receives approved concession in Norway

March 29, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

he wind power company SeaTwirl has received an approved concession for the installation of the Company’s floating wind turbine S2x in Bokn municipality, Norway. The approval is an important milestone for the Company.

SeaTwirl, together with Marin Energi Testsenter AS (MET), has applied for a concession period of five years. The installation site for S2x is planned to be located in Boknafjorden, northeast of Lauplandsholmen.

The application concerns the installation of the S2x of 1 MW, a vertical-axis turbine with associated anchorages and cable for power transmission. The S2x has a height above the water’s surface of 55 meters, a depth below the sea level of 80 meters and a turbine whose diameter is 50 meters.

The location of the facility is about 700 meters from the coast with a sea depth down to 130 meters. On the site where S2x is planned to be installed, there has previously been a fish farm. S2x is planned to be connected to an existing onshore substation and it is clear that there is enough capacity in the substation to receive the production. SeaTwirl has previously reported that Haugaland Kraft will buy the electricity produced.

It feels very good to get this approval from NVE (Norway’s Reeds and Energy Directorate), as we have been waiting for the concession in Norway to proceed with our work on the S2x project. In anticipation of an approved concession, we have made good use of the time. Our team has focused their work on improving the design of the work to be as efficient and optimal as possible and reviewing and minimizing potential risks.” Peter Laurits, CEO SeaTwirl.

AB (publ) is a Swedish wind power development company with the vision to become a global leader in offshore floating wind power. SeaTwirl’s unique floating wind turbine is simple and robust with few moving parts. This suits conditions at sea and minimizes the need for maintenance, leading to fewer downtimes and more operating hours. The company’s first prototype was installed in the sea in 2015. Development is now taking place on the next full-scale unit of 1 MW of installed turbine power. The company has been listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016. Read more at: