World’s largest floating wind farm moves to deepwater


Norway The Hywind Tampen project is moving from Stord to the deep-water site at Dommersnes where the concrete slipforming of the spar-substructures will be completed.

This week started the transport of the 11 substructures from the Aker Solutions yard at Stord where the first 20 meters have been built to the deep-water site at Dommersnes where the slipforming work will continue to 107,5 meters.

Floating wind project to power oil and gas platforms

Hywind Tampen is an 88 MW floating wind power project intended to provide electricity for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore fields in the Norwegian North Sea. Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm and the world’s first to power offshore oil and gas platforms. It is also the first floating wind project from Equinor using concrete technology for wind projects.

Year of manufacturing

2021 is the year of manufacturing for the project Whilst the structures are being built at Stord and Dommersnes, the steel anchors are being welded together at Aker Solutions yard in Verdal. The nacelles, blades and turbine towers will be produced in Europe and shipped to Wergelands base in Gulen. The substructures will be towed to Gulen when the slipforming and mechanical completion work is completed at Dommersnes. In 2022 all the elements will be collected at the site in Gulen and the assembly work will start.

As the operator of Hywind Tampen, Equinor will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the wind farm.

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