First turbines standing for Hywind Tampen

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/05/2022 Equinor

The first turbines have now been installed at
Hywind Tampen in Norway. Once fully installed, this will be the world's largest floating offshore wind power plant.

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.

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.
It will be operated from Equinor’s offices in Bergen.

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