SGRE to deliver Tampen turbines in 2022

In: Windfarms
Siemens Gamesa expects to deliver and commission turbines for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm in the first half of 2022.

The 88 MW
Hywind Tampen array will consist of 11 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, with floating concrete spar foundations, installed approximately 140 kilometres offshore in the Norwegian North Sea, at water depths of 260-300 metres.

With a 167 metre-diameter rotor and 81.5 m-long blades, each turbine of the wind farm will have a swept area of 21,900 m². The wind turbines will be connected in a loop by a 2.5 km-long, 66 kV dynamic inter-array cable system.

According to the latest project schedule given by Siemens Gamesa, the first batch of nacelles and tower sections will be ready January 2022 with assembly of the turbines on the floating foundations in March 2022. The structures are expected to be towed out to their final positions in May 2022 with commissioning in June.

Development is being led by Equinor and with partners in the Snorre and Gullfaks fields, the NOK 5bn project reached a final investment decision in October 2019.

It will be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms. It is expected to meet around 35% of the annual demand for electricity of the five platforms: Snorre A and B and Gullfaks A, B and C. In periods of strong wind, the percentage could be higher.

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.

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