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  • Nov 14, 2022

Oil and gas meet Floating Offshore Wind

Owned by the Gullfaks and Snorre partners, the Hywind Tampen wind farm is expected to meet about 35 percent of the electricity demand of the two fields. This will cut CO2 emissions from the fields by about 200,000 tonnes per year.

“The Norwegian content of the project is about 60 percent. This shows that we, together with our partners and suppliers, are building a new industry on the shoulders of the oil and gas business utilizing the competencies we together have acquired over many decades,” says Tungesvik.

Seven of eleven turbines are scheduled to come on stream during the year. The last four turbines have been assembled this autumn and will be installed on the field during a weather window next year. Even with just seven turbines on stream Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating wind farm with a capacity of 60 MW.  Stay informed  

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Mark Silverstone on Nov 14, 2022

This is definitely very good news.  I saw it reported today in Norwegian newspapers. This from Stavanger Aftenblad:

World´s largest offshore wind farm now delivers electricity.

Just before 13:00 on Sunday, the floating windfarm Hywind Tampen started to send electricity to the Gullfaks A platform.

Of course, there is a long way to go before we know the real future of offshore wind, especially with respect to reliability and costs. The replacement of much of the gas turbine generated electricity will, presumably, result in much needed increased export of gas to Europe.

But it makes Equinor, perhaps, the world leader in floating offshore wind. And the experience with Hywind Tampen will be applied worldwide.

Please do keep us informed.

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