Source: Subsea 7

Subsea 7 installs first cables for Norwegian Hywind Tampen

Oil&Gas Renewables

Norway – The first cables for the Hywind Tampen project, which will supply renewable energy to the Snorre and Gullfaks North Sea fields, have been laid underwater by Subsea 7.

The Equinor-built Hywind Tampen floating wind farm will supply the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea with electricity. The first floating wind farm will be used to power offshore oil and gas platforms.

Equinor awarded a contract to Seaway 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit for the installation of 11 inner array cables and two export cables on the Hywind Tampen.

Largest in the world

11 wind turbines that together make up the 88 MW Hywind Tampen project are each supported by a floating foundation structure. The field is located between the Snorre (PL089) and Gullfaks (PL050) licenses, to which the wind farm will provide electricity.

It will be the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world with a system capacity of 88 MW and a crucial step in industrializing solutions and lowering costs for upcoming offshore wind power projects. The five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B, and C platforms’ annual electricity demand is expected to be satisfied by the wind farm to a degree of about 35%.