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Ocean Installer awarded contract on world’s largest floating wind project.

4C Offshore | Chris Anderson
By: Chris Anderson 14/03/2023 C Anderson
Equinor has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for installation of dynamic inter-array cables on Hywind Tampen in Norway.

Hywind Tampen is the world’s largest floating wind farm and the first related to the electrification of Oil and Gas assets. The wind farm is estimated to meet about 35% of the annual electricity power demand of the five platforms at Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C.

The development consists of eleven floating wind turbines from 8,0 to 8.6MW capacity each, whereby Ocean Installer has been contracted to transport and install five 2.5km dynamic inter array cables in water depths between 260 – 300 meters. These cables will connect existing turbines in field to four new wind turbines being installed and commissioned in 2023, bringing the wind farm up to its full system capacity of 88 MW.

CEO of Ocean Installer, Kevin Murphy commented that “Securing this work is a key step in delivering Ocean Installer’s strategy of leveraging our extensive marine construction experience from complex Oil and Gas projects to enter the floating wind market. The global floating wind industry is on the verge of commercialisation, and it is very encouraging to see that our capabilities are so readily transferable to this new market.  It is also further testimony to our team’s competence and agile business model that we have been trusted to engineer and execute these complex dynamic product installations in less than six months from contract award to installation”  

The vessel CSV Normand Vision is on long term charter from vessel owner Solstad Offshore AS. Solstad operate 84 modern ships with 3 400 employees worldwide, Solstad is one of the largest offshore shipping companies in the World.

Solstad Offshore AS has provided Ocean Installer with a number of different vessels since our inception, including the Normand Vision.


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