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The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, has announced an investment of 120 million NOK (11.3 million EUR) in a new wind power research centre in Norway.
The NorthWind research centre will be working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. One of the centre’s main priorities will be offshore wind research.
Northwind will bring together over 50 partners from research institutions and industry all around the world. It will be led by the research institute SINTEF, with partners NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), NINA (The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research), NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) and UiO (University of Oslo). 
NorthWind is financed by the Norwegian government through The Research Council of Norway. NorthWind is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) and will be in operation from 2020 to 2028.
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