Norway – The North Sea’s Hywind Tampen floating wind farm’s first turbine began producing electricity on November 13th. The North Sea platform Gullfaks A received the electricity.
The Hywind Tampen wind farm, which is owned by the Gullfaks and Snorre partners, is anticipated to supply around 35% of the electricity requirements of the two fields. This will reduce the fields’ annual CO2 emissions by around 200,000 tonnes.
“I am proud that we have now started production at Hywind Tampen, Norway’s first and the world’s largest floating wind farm. This is a unique project, the first wind farm in the world powering producing oil and gas installations,” says Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s executive vice president for Projects, Drilling and Procurement.
The year will see the installation of seven of the eleven turbines. The final four turbines were put together this fall and will be set up on the field next year during a weather window. Hywind Tampen will have a 60 MW capacity and be the largest floating wind farm in the world even with only seven turbines operational.
The North Sea will continue to be important for the energy transition and the security of the energy supply in Europe and Norway because to its top-notch wind resources. A new business within offshore wind in Norway is taking shape with the help of Hywind Tampen, which will help provide dependable, economical, and ecological energy sources.