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Equinor & Masdar award Hywind Scotland contract

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel
By: Chloe Emanuel 24/01/2024 Global Maritime
Equinor and partner Masdar, have awarded Global Maritime the operational management contract including Project Management, Engineering and supporting in the delivery of the offshore operations for the preparatory works, Inter Array Cable and Mooring disconnection & Lay down, Tow to Wergeland Norway, Assembly site coordination and return to site for hook-up.

With a capacity of 30 MW, Hywind Scotland, is situated 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, and consists of five Siemens Gamesa 6 MW turbines. Having been operational since 2017, Equinor has identified the need for major maintenance on the turbines, marking the world’s first for such an operation for a spar floating wind farm.

The turbines will be disconnected and towed to Wergeland port in Gulen, Norway, to service the turbines. This method ensures the safest operation within sheltered conditions. Planning work has already commenced, with operations due to start later this year, and all five turbines returned to full operation by the end of summer 2024.

Mats Olsvik, Global Maritime’s COO and Hywind Scotland Project Manager, said “We are very proud that we have been entrusted with this important scope by Equinor and Masdar. This campaign will offer invaluable experience and insights, contributing to the enhancement of safe and efficient operations in offshore floating wind projects. It puts GM in a solid position to lead in future fully integrated marine operations for offshore wind projects. We are delighted to extend our collaboration with Equinor and are committed to ensuring the success of the project alongside the other contractors."

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