On behalf of the Gullfaks and Snorre companions, Equinor signed contracts totalling round NOK three.three billion for the Hywind Tampen wind farm growth.
The contracts have been awarded to Kværner AS, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy AS, JDR Cable System Ltd and Subsea 7 AS.
The substructures might be designed and constructed by Kværner, permitting the corporate to make the most of its experience in concrete buildings on the Norwegian continental shelf for this contract.
The substructures might be constructed at Kværner’s yard at Stord and website at Dommersnes within the Vindafjord in Norway. The contract contains meeting actions, tow-out and set up of accomplished wind generators. The venture will contain a number of Norwegian engineering communities.
Fabrication of the wind generators has been awarded to Siemens Gamesa,and might be carried out at a number of areas in Europe earlier than they’re transported to Wergeland Base in Gulen in western Norway for meeting.
The electrical cables might be delivered by JDR Cable System Ltd and fabricated in Hartlepool within the UK. Subsea 7 Norway AS might be answerable for set up cables and connection to the Snorre and Gullfaks platforms.
Equinor will as operator be answerable for operation and upkeep of the wind farm. Maintenance of the wind generators might be carried out by Siemens Gamesa’s Norwegian service group by its 5-year contract relating to the wind turbine supply.
The oil and gasoline platforms would be the first ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm.
The wind farm is scheduled to start out manufacturing on the finish of 2022.
(Source and picture: Equinor/ Hywind Tampen venture with the Gullfaks area within the background. )
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