Statoil Hires Lloyd’s Register Energy for Hywind Project
Statoil has awarded Lloyd’s Register Energy’s consulting business a contract to perform a risk and emergency preparedness analysis for the Hywind Scotland pilot park project.
The Norwegian international energy company plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast. The park will be located near Buchan Deep, approx. 25-30 km off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, UK.
“The type of expertise we are providing in to this project builds on similar work performed for Statoil during their previous Hywind Demo, Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon wind farm projects,” said Arve Sandve, Business Development Manager at Lloyd’s Register Consulting.
Lloyd’s Register will identify and characterize all risks at both facility and area levels, and quantify the risk level for people and assets. Further to that, an emergency preparedness analysis will determine the response capabilities necessary.
Hywind Scotland is a 30 MW pilot project which will consist of five, 6 MW floating turbines operating in waters exceeding 100 m of depth, and will help to demonstrate how cost efficiencies can be achieved and at low risk for large scale commercial wind parks.