News 2011

  • Scatec Solar wins 75 MW of PV in first phase of South African allocation tender

    (15.12.11) Scatec Solar, the global developer and turn-key supplier of solar PV (photo voltaic) solutions and an INTPOW partner, has been selected as a preferred bidder for a 75 MW project during the first round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program. A PV plant of this size will be amongst the largest to date in Africa. Construction will commence by July 2012 and the plant will be in commercial operation by August 2013.

  • Statoil seeks US lease off Maine for pilot Hywind floater project

    (15.12.11) Slowly, the next phase of the Hywind adventure is approaching. Statoil’s North America unit has now submitted a commercial lease application for waters off the US state of Maine, where it hopes to deploy four “optimised” versions of its Hywind floating wind turbine. We believe that the Scottish license applications for a wider prototype wind park might be around the corner. Will we see commercial floating wind parks inaugurated before 2020?

  • Wind of change

    (08.12.11) Tore Engevik has been appointed director of Aibel's new business area, Wind. He will continue working in Vestavind offshore until next spring. Anne-Grete Ellingsen (57) will serve as acting CEO of Vestavind Offshore when Engevik leaves.

  • Seajacks Leviathan to Join Statoil and Statkraft’s Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm (UK)

    (08.12.11) A replacement wind turbine installation vessel will arrive on site at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in February to help reduce delays to the 317MW project’s forecast schedule following a period of unseasonally poor weather. The original completion date of early 2012 is now revised to mid 2012 with expectations high with this new capacity. Go Statoil, go!   Kilde:


    (28.11.11) Norwegian based NorWind Installer contracted the ULSTEIN Dutch design offices Ulstein Sea of Solutions and Ulstein IDEA Equipment Solutions as their design partners for a new foundation installation vessel for the offshore wind industry. The vessel is a customized version of the Deepwater Enabler design from ULSTEIN.

  • Arise Windpower teams up with BazeTechnology

    (05.09.11) Arise Windpower is an integrated wind power company with a high-quality project portfolio of over 900 MW, concentrated in southern Sweden. Today 136 MW are in operation or being operationalized, and this number is rapidly increasing. The BazeField Wind Farm Management System will be taken into operation for these first 9 farms of a total of 64 turbines within Q4 2011.  

  • H. E. Barry B. White visits Telemark

    (25.08.11) H. E. Barry B. White visited Telemark yesterday, Wednesday August 24.

  • Norwegian-African Business Summit

    (24.08.11) The event will take place at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, on September 29. It is presented by Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA).

  • SN Power in Brazil

    (17.08.11) SN Power has entered into an agreement to acquire a major shareholding in the Brazilian renewable power company Desenvix.

  • Norwegian Finance Day in Houston

    (10.08.11) The Royal Norwegian Consulate in Houston ( ), in close cooperation with Eksportfinans, Oslo ( ) and GIEK, GuaranteeInstitute for Export Credits ( ) , will host the event, in cooperation with Innovation Norway ( ) and the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce in Houston ( ) .


    (03.08.11)   The ONS Smarter Energy Conference puts the technology and economics linked to energy efficiency under the microscope. By showcasing cost-effective tools and introducing you to people and companies who are daring to think differently, we hope to inspire you to do more with less – and strengthen your competitive edge.

  • INTPOW in Turkey

    (17.06.11) Hurriyet is the top selling general Daily newspaper in Turkey. (June 15, 2011)

  • INTPOW in Turkey

    (17.06.11) Dunya is the top selling Daily business newspaper. (June 15, 2011)

  • Innotech Solar Expands Activities in Asia: Warehouse Hub Established in Hongkong

    (24.05.11) 20.05.2011: Innotech Solar is one of the few European solar cell and module manufacturers who not only boast high sales in Europe and the USA, but also in Asia, and particularly China. With a background of growing sales figures, the company has now opened a logistics center in Hong Kong, in addition to its existing sales and purchasing office in Shanghai. In his capacity as Chief Sales Office (CSO), Robert Händel is relocating from the Munich site to Shanghai in May 2011 to support the further expansion into the Asian market

  • Innotech Solar has signed contract

    (10.05.11) Innotech Solar has signed a 45 million NOK contract to supply PV modules and engineering services to a Power plant in Spain. (Oslo, 09 May 2011)

  • New report - German Offshore Wind supply chain


  • Georgia is open for business

    (06.04.11) On 25th March the Government Guesthouse in Parkveien was the venue for a meeting between a official delegation from Georgia and a selection of Norwegian energy industry representatives. The delegation was headed by the Georgian Foreign Minister Mr. Grigol Vashadze accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Energy Mr. David Kereselidze.

  • Big plans for hydropower in Ethiopia

    (05.04.11) The International Hydropower Association(IHA) invited the hydropower community to Addis Ababa for the conference “Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011”, more than 200 representatives from governments and industry attended.

  • 2nd Offshore Wind Supply Chain Conference

    (05.04.11) On the 22nd of March, INTPOW organised its second Offshore Wind Supply Chain Conference at Felix Conference Centre at Aker Brygge in Oslo. Around 110 delegates and speakers discussed the future of the offshore wind market and the implications for the emerging Norwegian supply chain. 

  • Contract for Wind Installation Vessel “Brave Tern”

    (02.03.11) A subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has on certain subjects entered into a contract for the specialized transport and installation vessel for offshore wind turbines “Brave Tern” Vestas Offshore Germany Gmbh . Source:

  • The Italian Council of Minister to decide on the further development of the photovoltaic sector in Italy

    (02.03.11) On Thursday 3. March, the Italian Council of Ministers we be convened to decide about the Italian photovoltaic sector’s fate. A decree proposal on renewable energies, submitted by the Ministry of Economic Development, will be examined. 

  • INTPOW on the Road

    (10.02.11) INTPOW visited the Stavanger office of Subsea 7, at the end of January, following the announcement of Subsea 7 ’s launch of its offshore renewables division and its signing of the alliance  with Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE), Siemens plc, Siemens Transmission and Distribution Limited, Burntisland Fabrications Ltd and Atkins.

  • INTPOW at UK Ministerial Roundtable Discussion

    (09.02.11) On the 19th of January, INTPOW and other senior executives from the Nordic and Baltic renewable energy industries was invited to discuss different aspects and challenges related to offshore wind development in the UK sector of the North sea with Mr. Charles Hendry, UK Secretary of State at Department of Energy and Climate Change, and other senior UK government representatives. The meeting was organized by the UK Trade and Investment office in close relation to the gathering of the Prime ministers of all the Nordic and Baltic countries on invitation from Mr. Cameron, UK’s prime minister. 

  • Nepalese Energy delegation visited INTPOW

    (09.02.11) On January 10th, INTPOW was the host for a meeting with a group of high ranking officials from the Nepalese Government, led by the Energy Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat.

  • INTPOW at Wind Power R&D seminar – deep sea offshore wind

    (09.02.11) INTPOW was invited to speak about “Norway as a battery for Europe – prospects for supply of technology and services” at the annual event arranged by NOWITECH and NORCOWE on the 20 th  of January. 

  • Agder Energi party to an electrical interconnector agreement between UK and Norway

    (02.02.11) A joint venture, NorthConnect, has been set up between UK, Norwegian and Swedish companies to plan and build an electrical interconnector between UK and Norway.   (source:

  • Innotech Solar buys REC solar factory

    (24.01.11) Innotech Solar is buying around one third of the shares of REC Solar’s module production in Glava, Sweden. The production facility has a capacity of 150 megawatts (MW) per year. (source: )

  • Rainpower awarded contracts worth 500 million NOK

    (14.01.11) I desember 2010 inngikk Rainpower kontrakter for rundt 500 millioner kroner. Kontraktene omfatter levering av vannkraftteknologi til to kraftverk i Peru, ett i Tyrkia og fire i Norge


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