Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project has been awarded to Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) by Aker Solutions (Kvaerner) with a contract to supply 35 long-term mooring lines for 11 floating offshore wind turbines including spares.
BBRG will supply their SPR2+ product in lengths of 147m of sheathed spiral strand, complete with high strength easy to connect sockets on custom-designed offshore installation reels.
The Hywind Tampen project is an 88 MW floating wind power project intended to provide electricity for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore field operations in the Norwegian North Sea. It will be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms and the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, essential in industrializing solutions and reducing costs for future offshore wind power projects.
Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will be the first floating wind array using steel spiral strand as mooring lines, a solution balancing the need for strength, compliance and maximal robustness against cutting or abrasion.