Equinor has awarded Kvaerner a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the deliberate Hywind Tampen wind energy challenge within the Norwegian North Sea.
Kvaerner’s transient is to mature the design of concrete substructures for probably 11 wind generators based mostly on Equinor’s floating offshore wind idea.
The scope contains figuring out applicable building websites and placing collectively a plan for the development and related price of the 11 floating concrete substructures.
Peder Christian Melleby, senior vp Renewables at Kvaerner, mentioned: “Another necessary a part of the FEED contract is to determine an enchancment agenda that targets price and schedule drivers with the aim of creating the most secure and most cost-efficient idea for challenge execution.”
Last August, Equinor revealed it was assessing the probabilities of supplying 5 platforms on the Gullfaks and Snorre fields within the North Sea with energy from floating offshore wind.
According to Kvaerner, the oil and gasoline platforms might be the world’s first to be part-powered by floating wind generators.
The Hywind’s eight MW generators would offer a mixed capability of 88 MW and will fulfill round 35% of the Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B, and C amenities.
During durations of upper wind pace this proportion might be considerably larger.
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Kvaerner will examine the right way to deliver down the serial manufacturing price and execution time for the 11 concrete items.
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