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OSLO (Reuters) -Norway will identify additional offshore areas to build wind parks amid strong interest from energy firms, the government said on Tuesday, as the oil-producing country seeks to build a domestic offshore wind industry.
Norway is now opening two offshore areas to build wind farms, called Utsira Nord and Soerlige Nordsjoe II, expected to produce up to 4.5 gigawatt of power.[L5N2NQ251]
Offshore wind is booming worldwide and Norway, western Europe’s largest oil and gas producer, is examining how it can adapt its energy industry to changing demand.
The additional acreage could be identified within two years, energy minister Tina Bru said.
“We have listened to the industry, and we know making more acreage available is important,” Bru said in a speech.