Norwegian energy giant Equinor has announced more than £270 million in contracts for its Hywind Tampen floating wind project.
The firm’s 88MW Hywind Tampen wind farm aims to cut carbon emissions at Norway’s Snorre and Gullfaks fields by 200,000 tonnes by powering the installations.
The project is a more than £400m investment by Equinor.
Contracts for the project have been awarded to Kvaerner, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, JDR Cable System Ltd and Subsea 7.
Substructures on the project will be designed and constructed by Kværner, while Siemens Gamesa will cover the fabrication of the wind turbines.
Anders Opedal, Equinor’s executive vice president for Technology, projects and drilling, aid: “The signing of five major contracts is a key milestone in realizing the Hywind Tampen pioneer project.
“Won in international competition, the contracts prove that the oil and gas industry is also competitive for renewables projects. The awarded contracts will generate considerable spin-offs in Norway.”
Electrical cables will be delivered by JDR Cable System Ltd and fabricated in Hartlepool in the UK.
Subsea 7 Norway will be responsible for installation of electrical cables and connection to the Snorre and Gullfaks platforms.
The wind farm is scheduled to start production at the end of 2022.
Equinor built the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, in 2017.