[Ferro-Alloys.com]bp has agreed to join Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in a consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway. The partnership, in which bp, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind will each hold a 33.3% share, will pursue a bid to develop offshore wind power in the Sørlige Nordsjø II SN2 licence area. SN2’s favourable location provides power export access to local and adjacent markets. The consortium also intends to explore opportunities to provide clean power to electrify offshore oil and gas facilities. The partnership would work with local suppliers, building industrial competencies for Norway’s offshore wind market, and contribute toward value creation in the Nordic and European energy market.