WindWorks Jelsa

In 2020, WindWorks Jelsa was established by NorSea, Suldal municipality and Ryfylke IKS. The purpose being to explore the possibility of establishing a larger industrial plant at Jelsa in Suldal. Here, in the quarry of Norsk Stein at Berakvam, production of concrete foundations and installation of wind turbines for floating offshore wind will be carried out.

New industrial adventure in the making

The world's energy needs are increasing, and climate challenges require more low-emission energy production. Offshore wind is considered an important part of the green transition, with floating offshore wind as a significant part of the new developments in the decades to come. The construction of floating foundations in concrete can use Norwegian expertise and raw materials, can produce energy for Norwegian offshore wind farms, and can also be an important export product for Norway.

Floating wind turbines require other solutions for production than bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines. Adapted, large facilities are required to develop a competitive industry for such production, in order to ensure that floating offshore wind have a similar cost reduction as we have seen for bottom-fixed installations. The establishment of WindWorks Jelsa as a large-scale, efficient and low-emission production site for floating offshore wind will be a significant contribution to this.

WindWorks Jelsa has launched a feasibility study to investigate whether the quarry at Jelsa can be developed into a competitive facility for the production of concrete foundations and assembly of finished wind turbines – ready for discharge and installation. The intention is to create an open facility where companies that will install floating offshore wind, can carry out the construction and assembly of floating turbines.

The facility at Jelsa is expected to have significant local and regional ripple effects on procurement and jobs. In the same way that NorSea's bases are centers for extensive operations related to the current offshore operations, WindWorks Jelsa is expected to potentially become a center for future offshore wind suppliers.

Together, we're working to ensure offshore wind becomes a new industrial adventure for Norway. Jelsa can be a significant part of the solution.

Contact Us

Toralf Ekrheim

Project lead WindWorks Jelsa/NorSea
+47 901 12 353

Geir Ims

Chairman of the board WindWorks Jelsa
+47 913 29 657

Visiting address

WWJ Prosjektkontor v/ NorSea, Risavika Havnering 14, 4098 Tananger

Postal address

WindWorks Jelsa, Ryfylkevegen 7040, 4130 Hjelmeland