Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. [Read more…] about Construction starts on world’s largest floating offshore wind farm
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. [Read more…] about Construction starts on world’s largest floating offshore wind farm
Specialist energy consultancy Lloyd’s Register has been awarded a contract for Human-Machine Interface (HMI) engineering services – part of an integrated scope awarded to Wood by Equinor to support Hywind Tampen, the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms. [Read more…] about Lloyd’s Register selected as consultant for design of control rooms for Hywind Tampen
Kvaerner ASA has contracted Incus-owned Scana Offshore to supply mooring equipment for Equinor’s Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea. [Read more…] about Scana to provide hull brackets for Hywind Tampen floating wind farm
The Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has approved the plans for development and operation of the Hywind Tampen wind farm. [Read more…] about Hywind Tampen approved by Norwegian authorities
JDR Cable Systems has signed a contract with Equinor for the Hywind Tampen pioneering project.
JDR is designing and manufacturing eleven 66kV dynamic inter-array cables and two static export cables, each equipped with a JDR designed breakaway system and a range of cable accessories for delivery in 2022.
The project will be the first worldwide to power oil and gas platforms using floating offshore wind – a far more technically challenging and less mature technology than traditional fixed-foundation offshore wind. Cables pose a particular challenge due to the high dynamic stress they must withstand, however JDR has already established itself as a leader in this fledgling sub-sector, delivering the world’s first application of dynamic 66kV technology and breakaway system to the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm last year.
The Hywind Tampen project will consist of 11 wind turbines developed by Equinor. The 8 MW turbines will have a total capacity of 88 MW, capable of meeting about 35 per cent of the annual power demand of the five Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C oil and gas platforms. The floating wind project is in water depths of 300 metres, much deeper than any previous floating wind project and is the first ever to power oil and gas platforms.
The 2.5 km long 66kV dynamic array cables will connect to the eleven turbines in a loop and the two static 12.9km and 16km export cables will be used to connect the loop to the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms. The greater water depth means the cable accessories will be specially designed to withstand higher water pressures.
On behalf of the Gullfaks and Snorre partners, Equinor today signed contracts totalling around NOK 3.3 billion for the Hywind Tampen wind farm development. [Read more…] about Equinor awarding Hywind Tampen contracts worth NOK 3.3 billion
Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development. [Read more…] about Investing in Hywind Tampen development
Enova has approved an application for funding of up to NOK 2.3 billion to support the Hywind Tampen project for developing the world’s first floating offshore wind farm supplying renewable power to offshore oil and gas installations. [Read more…] about Enova supporting pioneer project floating wind
DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor, a world leading pioneer in floating wind power, to undertake a study examining potential floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen wind farm project in the North Sea off Norway’s coast. [Read more…] about DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor to study floating concrete substructures for Hywind Tampen floating wind farm