First Hywind Tampen turbine stands tall

The first turbine has been assembled for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm, it will be towed to site and hooked up to the cables and mooring lines early summer.

Hywind Tampen is an 88 MW floating wind power project intended to be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms. It will connect to the  five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C platforms, located approximately 140 km off the Norwegian coast.

The floating wind farm will consist of 11 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines based on one of Equinor’s floating offshore wind technologies, Hywind. With a 167 m-diameter rotor and 81.5 m-long blades, each turbine of the wind farm will have a swept area of 21,900 m².

This Spring the blades, nacelles and tower sections arrived at Gulen industrial harbour on the west coast of Norway, where the turbine and foundations are being assembled.

The project is estimated to meet about 35% of the annual electricity power demand of the five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C platforms. The wind power solution will help reduce the use of gas turbine power for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore fields, while also offsetting 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 1,000 tonnes of NOx emissions per year.

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