Gulen Industrial Harbour in Sogn og Fjordane county, north of Bergen, in Norway, has been awarded the contract for meeting of the floating Hywind Tampen wind generators earlier than they’re transported to the sphere within the North Sea.
Hywind Tampen might grow to be the world’s first challenge to make use of wind generators for electrification of oil and fuel installations. Reduction of CO2 emissions from the 5 oil and fuel platforms on the Snorre and Gullfaks fields is estimated at greater than 200,000 tonnes per 12 months.
“Equinor on behalf of the companions, have awarded a contract to Wergeland Base in Gulen Industrial Harbour in Sogn og Fjordane based mostly on assessments of i.a. topographic suitability, security in addition to technical and industrial situations,” says Equinor’s challenge director Olav-Bernt Haga.
The contractor shall present onshore and inshore areas for storage, meeting and commissioning of all of the parts for the floating wind generators, in addition to needed infrastructure and services within the challenge interval. The floating wind generators will probably be towed to the sphere the place they are going to be anchored, related and put into operation.
With a mixed capability of 88 MW, the eight MW generators will meet round 35 % of the annual energy demand of the 5 platforms.
“This is a difficult challenge requiring optimum technical options and additional value reductions earlier than the companions could make an funding determination” says Haga. The licensees are at present maturing the challenge in direction of any funding determination to be made this 12 months.
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