The first power was produced at the world’s largest floating wind farm
The Hywind Tampen will have a total capacity of 60 MW and will provide approximately 35% of the electricity demand of the Gullfaks and Snorre oil and gas fields.
The world’s largest floating wind farm, off the coast of Norway, recently sent out its first power.
On November 13th, 2022, the Hywind Tampen turbine generated its first electricity according to Norwegian energy company Equinor.
The power from the wind turbine was delivered to Gullfaks A, a North Sea production platform.
This wind farm will provide 35% of the electricity demand of the Gullfaks and Snorre oil and gas fields. Together, they’ll cut emissions by an average of 200,000 tonnes per year.
All 11 turbines are scheduled to come online later this year. The final four will be installed on the field next year.
Kjetil Hove, Equinor’s executive vice president for Exploration and Production Norway said: “Hywind Tampen cuts emissions from the oil and gas industry, increases gas exports to Europe, and helps transform Norway from an oil and gas province to a broad energy province. Just a few years ago, no one would have thought that offshore platforms could be powered by wind turbines. But now, we are the first company to make it happen.”
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