Norwegian energy company Equinor has commissioned Hywind Tampen, the world’s largest and Norway’s first floating offshore wind farm.
Hywind Tampen will include 11 turbines with a capacity of 8.6 megawatts (MW) each. The group is located about 140 km from the Norwegian coast. At the moment, seven turbines have been installed in their places, which will be launched as part of the first stage. Four more have already been assembled, but will not be installed until next year. Among other things, Hywind Tampen became the world’s first floating wind farm that powers offshore oil and gas platforms.
The plant with a capacity of 94.6 MW cost the company 488 million euros. It will provide electricity to the Snorre and Gulfax oil and gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea. The Hywind Tampen is expected to cover about 35% of the five platforms’ annual requirements.