Lloyd's Register to support Hywind Tampen

In: Windfarms
Lloyd's Register (LR) has been awarded a contract for Human-Machine Interface (HMI) engineering services - part of an integrated scope awarded to Wood by Equinor to support Hywind Tampen, the world's first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms.

LR will provide consultancy design services for integration into the existing onshore wind control room (OCR) for the project, which will be co-located with an existing OCR for Valemon, a normally unmanned offshore installation in the North Sea. The LR team will also provide human factor analysis for the new OCR, as well as existing OCRs for four platforms.

Tristan Chapman, SVP Clean Energy and Innovation at Lloyd's Register commented: "The Hywind Tampen project addresses some of the industry's biggest challenges - a key one being the integration of digitisation and decarbonisation. The work we are undertaking, providing design consultancy for the existing OCR and human factor analysis, will help support Equinor's wider decarbonisation agenda. By developing unmanned solutions for power generation, the industry can start to make some real cost savings."

Hywind Tampen array is designed to reduce emissions from oil and gas production at the Snorre and Gullfaks fields. It is to consist of 11 wind turbines, with a total capacity of 88 MW, installed approximately 140 kilometres from shore, at water depths of 260 to 300 metres.

Operated from Equinor’s offices in Bergen,
Hywind Tampen is scheduled for start-up at the end of 2022. 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.

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