Siem Barracuda charter extended for Hywind Tampen

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 12/01/2023 Siem Offshore

Siem Offshore has been awarded a contract extension of seven months firm for the Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV)
Siem Barracuda on the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind in the North Sea for client Equinor.

The vessel is equipped specifically for subsea IMR, survey and construction operations, featuring twin WROVs (Work Class Remote Operated Vehicle), moonpool, a 250T AHC crane and accommodation for 110 personnel. It measures over 120 metres in length and has a beam of 22 metres.

Once the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm is completed, it will be the world's largest floating wind farm and the first to supply electricity to oil and gas platforms. The wind farm has a system capacity of 88 MW and is expected to meet 35 per cent of the electrical power demand on the Gullfaks and Snorre fields. The array is located approximately 140 kilometres from shore, at water depths of 260 to 300 metres.

Operated from Equinor’s offices in Bergen, the wind farm is scheduled for start-up at the end of 2023. Seven turbines have been installed to date, the remaining units will be installed and commissioned next year. The project produced first power back in November.


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