Norwegian Pavilion successfully held during CWP 2021 to promote Sino-Norway offshore wind power cooperation

From October 17 to 20, 2021, China Wind Power 2021 (CWP 2021) was successfully held in Beijing.

As one of the biggest events of the year for the global wind power industry, CWP 2021, attended by more than 100 speakers and thousands of delegates from home and abroad, was held once again in Beijing, focusing on the future of China’s energy revolution.

China Wind Power has been successfully held for 13 sessions since it was first held in Beijing in 2008, with increasing global influence.

With the theme of “Carbon Neutrality — A New Opportunity for Wind Power Development”, the conference lasted four days. Including the opening ceremony, keynote speech, summits, dialogues, innovation theater and 15 sub-forums on different topics relating to market dynamics, investment opportunities and energy transition.

During this period, the China Office of Innovation Norway as well as the Commercial section of the Norwegian Embassy in China joined hands with several Norwegian companies — Equinor, DNV, JOTUN, ULSTEIN, PASSER, NORAUTRON, LEADING GROUP, hosting the Norwegian Pavilion.

On October 17, Ms. Signe Brudeset, Ambassador of the Norwegian Embassy in China attended the opening and delivered a speech indicating that the cooperation between Norway and China in the field of floating offshore wind is promising.

China is developing new energy sources, especially wind power. President Xi Jinping’s announcement of China’s climate targets for 2030 and 2060 has spurred a growing number of governments and businesses at all levels to do more. The International Energy Agency has made it clear that harnessing offshore floating wind power could make a bigger contribution to meeting the world’s energy needs.

Norway’s contribution in this regard can help China and better contribute to the rest of the world. Based on Norway’s offshore oil and gas capabilities, it has established a world-leading offshore wind supply chain that can provide a comprehensive range of competitive and high-quality services to the world.

On the morning of October 18, Ms. Signe Brudeset, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, Mr. Rolf Petter Almklov, Commercial Counsellor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and China Director of Innovation Norway, and Mr. Kjell Arne Nielsen, Consul of the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai/Special Advisor of Innovation Norway visited the booth of Shanghai Electric.

Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group Co., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as “Electric Wind Power”) is the new energy industry sector of Shanghai Electric, one of the core assets of Shanghai Electric Group Co., LTD. It is the national clean energy backbone enterprise and the largest offshore wind power machine manufacturer in China.

Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group”) was established in 2006. The business of the company covers intelligent design and manufacturing of wind turbine Generators, intelligent operation and maintenance of wind farms, wind resource evaluation, digital wind farm investment and development, management of wind farm assets, intelligent energy, etc. The wind turbine capacity ranges from 1.25MW to 8MW+ with full capacity range coverage.

Apart from supplying the turbines to offshore wind farms, Shanghai Electric Wind Power has also actively developed its expertise and capability to provide Operation & Maintenance (O&M) service to the offshore windfarms. As part of this strategic move, Shanghai Electric Wind Power contracted to Ulstein to design two purpose-made O&M vessels (also called as SOV-Service Operation Vessel) for the Chinese market. These two designs are the first purpose-made SOV in China.

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After visiting Shanghai Electric, the delegation visited the Norwegian Pavilion, visited Norwegian enterprises and had in-depth exchanges.

Seven Norwegian companies participated in this exhibition to demonstrate their respective roles in the offshore wind industry chain.

Equinor

Equinor is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries worldwide, including several of the world’s most important oil and gas provinces. Founded in 1972 under the name Den Norske Stats Oljeselskap AS—Statoil (the Norwegian State Oil company), we changed our name to Equinor in 2018. Our headquarters are in Stavanger, Norway, and we have over 21,000 employees.

DNV

DNV provides classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil, gas, and energy industries. They also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

To provide their customers, as well as society as a whole, with operational and technological foresight, DNV continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation projects.

DNV operates in more than 100 countries around the world, and is dedicated to helping its customers make the world safer, smarter, and greener.

JOTUN

The Jotun Group is a Norwegian chemicals company. Its main products holdings are decorative paints and performance coatings (Marine, Protective and Powder Coatings).

Established in Sandefjord, Norway in 1926, Jotun has grown to become the world’s 9th biggest paint company. Jotun is a truly global company, and its operations are organized around seven main global regions: Scandinavia, West Europe, East Europe and Central Asia, Middle East, India and Africa, South East Asia and Pacific, North East Asia, Americas, The company has 37 production facilities in 21 countries, 63 companies in 45 countries and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.

ULSTEIN

Ulstein Group ASA is the parent company of a group of maritime companies, specializing in ship design and shipbuilding, founded in 1917, headquartered in Norway and with branches in 5 countries. Ulstein entered China in 2003, over the years, there have been more than 50 Ulstein designed vessels delivered from Chinese shipyards.

Ulstein’s main products cover vessels service at offshore oil and gas, offshore windfarm, exploration cruise and passenger’s vessels. Cooperated with Shanghai Electric and ZPMC, Ulstein designed the first purpose-made SOV project for the Chinese offshore wind farms.

PASSER

PASSER Group is a global provider of proven technologies and services for the energy and shipping industries. Headquartered in Norway and with regional offices in China and Lithuania, today the PASSER Group offers:

Leading cable handling equipment solutions for offshore wind power and oil&gas sectors maximizing cable fabrication capacity and minimizing damage and downtime during transportation and installation of submarine cables.

NORAUTRON

Norautron, a company in EMBRON Group,  is a full-service electronics manufacturer established in 1989.

We offer customers flexible and cost-effective services, that help improve their competitive edge. Norautron provides services ranging from design, test development, prototyping, PCBA, cable harnessing, electromechanics, advanced box build, system integration, industrialization to product lifecycle management and after-sales services. We are a trusted and highly competent partner for a number of global players. Norautron headquarters are situated in Horten, 80 km south of Oslo.

WRLEADING

WRLEADING, your safety is our No. 1 priority. Our company is committed to providing you, our customers, with leading-edge safety products to reduce risk and enable you to take the right steps to improve personal safety during emergency situations. It is our mission to provide individuals of all ages with the most innovative safety products from around the world.

Our commitment to your personal safety begins with sourcing contemporary safety products from around the globe.  WRLEADING, we oversee the entire manufacturing and distribution process.  Our products go through rigorous testing protocols and meet the highest standards of quality control. It’s all part of our pledge to make the environment you live in a safer place.

On the afternoon of October 19, the Norwegian Pavilion held a social event and representatives from Equinor delivered a speech.

The event attracted many professionals and provided a platform for participating Norwegian companies to exchange views with industry insiders.

On the morning of October 20, Qin Haiyan, General Secretary of Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), visited the Norwegian Pavilion and discussed the prospect of Sino-Norway business cooperation with Norwegian enterprises.

The success of the Pavilion is another milestone in Sino-Norway cooperation in offshore wind power. As Ms. Signe Brudeset, Ambassador of the Norwegian Embassy in China, said, cooperation between Norway and China in the field of floating offshore wind is promising!

Let us look forward to the future exchanges and cooperation between China and Norway.