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Hywind Tampen will be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms.
Equinor’s Hywind Tampen 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.
It will also be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm and an essential step in industrializing solutions and reducing costs for future offshore wind power projects.
Hywind Tampen will be a test bed for further development of floating wind, exploring the use of new and larger turbines, installations methods, simplified moorings, concrete substructures and integration between gas and wind power generation systems.
The project scope comprises engineering, procurement, and construction of the 11 floating concrete hulls which will carry the wind turbines, and execution of marine operation services which includes the full project management, engineering, assembly site management, mooring system installation, units tow-to-field and installation of the floating wind turbine units at the Tampen area.
The project will reduce Norwegian CO2 emissions with more than 200,000 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to the emissions from 100,000 cars. In addition, analysis confirm that the hulls made of concrete have a favorable CO2 footprint compared to several other solutions.