Watch: Building World’s Tallest Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Dutch heavy lift and transportation specialist Mammoet has shared a video describing the company’s involvement in the construction of Equinor’s Hywind Tampen, the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm in operation.

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The 11-turbine Hywind Tampen is also the first wind farm in the world that is supplying electricity to oil and gas platforms.

The 88 MW wind farm delivered its first power in November 2022 to the Gullfaks A platform offshore Norway. In May 2023, Hywind Tampen started delivering power to the Snorre oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea as well.

All of the wind farm’s 11 Siemens Gamesa 8.6 MW wind turbines are scheduled to be fully commissioned by the end of this year.

The wind power solution is expected to help reduce the use of gas turbine power for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore fields, while also offsetting 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 1,000 tonnes of NOx emissions per year, according to Equinor.


Equinor is developing and will operate the NOK 5 billion (EUR 488 million) wind farm on behalf of the partnerships which include Equinor Energy AS, Petoro AS, and OMV (Norge) AS for the Gulflaks license, and Equinor Energy AS, Petoro AS, Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS, Wintershall Dea Norge AS, and Vår Energi AS for the Snorre license.


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