By Dominic Chopping

 

Norwegian renewable energy investment company Aker Horizons ASA said Monday that BP PLC has agreed to join Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in a consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway.

Aker Horizons, which holds a majority shareholding in Aker Offshore Wind, said the partnership will see BP, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind each hold a 33.3% share and will pursue a bid to develop offshore wind power in the Sorlige Nordsjo II licence area.

The consortium also intends to explore opportunities to provide clean power to electrify offshore oil and gas facilities.

"BP aims to grow our renewables business at scale and we see great opportunities in offshore wind energy," said Dev Sanyal, BP's executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy.

"Coming together with Aker and Statkraft, we believe this consortium will be ideally positioned to effectively and efficiently grow and deliver clean power for European markets, as well as strengthen the supply to Norway when needed," he said.

 

Write to Dominic Chopping at dominic.chopping@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 14, 2021 03:04 ET (07:04 GMT)

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