Wind Energy – Hywind Tampen
Equinor has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for installation of dynamic inter-array cables on Hywind Tampen in Norway.
Hywind Tampen is the world’s largest floating wind farm and the first related to the electrification of Oil and Gas assets. The wind farm is estimated to meet about 35% of the annual electricity power demand of the five platforms at Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C.
The development consists of eleven floating wind turbines from 8,0 to 8.6MW capacity each, whereby Ocean Installer has been contracted to transport and install five 2.5km dynamic inter array cables in water depths between 260 – 300 meters. These cables will connect existing turbines in field to four new wind turbines being installed and commissioned in 2023, bringing the wind farm up to its full system capacity of 88 MW.
Ocean Installer will make use of CSV Normand Vision equipped with an underdeck carousel and Vertical Lay System for installation of the cables, a vessel that has been with Ocean Installer since she was delivered in 2014 and has safely executed numerous complex flexible product installations globally.