Floating Wind Days puts spotlight on coexistence

Last week, our partner Norwegian Offshore Wind hosted 700+ participants from 20 different countries for Floating Wind Days. During the event coexistence has been one of the themes being discussed – a key ingredient to achieve social acceptance for offshore wind.

Norways smallest municipality, Utsira, with just a few hundred inhabitants prepares itself to welcome Norways new industry adventure – offshore wind. In the coexistence session at Floating Wind Days, Business development director, Grete Møgster explains the proud maritime history of this island community located on the far west coast. Despite a relatively positive local attitude to the planned development, the inhabitants feel that they should receive something in return for giving up “sovereignty” of large areas of their marine environment, she says. This unique case is being used as one if the Norwegian focus areas in the Wendy project.