Published: 08 June 2022 08 June 2022
Ørsted will help test and commercialise a new technology to collect more and better birdlife data at its wind farms. Ørsted and venture capital firms Nysnø Climate Investments (Nysnø), Wiski Capital, Norrsken Foundation, and Antler have invested in Spoor AI via a seed funding round.
Ørsted will also enter into a partnership with Spoor to develop and commercialise its technology at Ørsted’s offshore wind farms. Spoor is a Norwegian ‘deeptech’ start-up which has built a specially designed artificial intelligence (AI) system to monitor and track birdlife at offshore windfarms. Ørsted is the first offshore wind developer to invest in Spoor. Ørsted will share its knowledge and data from selected offshore wind farms with Spoor plus provide access to several real-world demonstration sites: Ørsted’s own offshore wind farms. Ørsted is investigating opportunities to test and demonstrate the Spoor technology at several locations as part of its global fleet of offshore wind farms and will kick-start this partnership during 2022.