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  • 16 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg have officially opened the Arkona wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The commissioning comes after transmission system operator 50Hertz connected the Arkona and Wikinger offshore wind farms to its transmission grid. The projects were connected via the Ostwind 1 grid connection. “I […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Wood has been awarded a new contract by Equinor to deliver modifications to two offshore installations in the Norwegian North Sea to connect electric power from the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm. Equinor’s project replaces energy generated by gas turbines with electricity from the 88MW  floating wind farm located between the Snorre and Gullfaks fields. […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and its partners in the Snorre and Gullfaks licences have secured a portion of funding necessary for the project to power these two oil and gas fields on the Norwegian continental shelf with floating offshore wind turbines. 

  • 11 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in Norway. According to Equinor, two updated plans for the project development and operation will be submitted to Norwegian authorities today, 11 October. The Snorre and Gullfaks oil & gas platforms will be the […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dogger Bank offshore wind project in the UK North Sea will not only be Norwegian energy major Equinor’s largest project through 2026, it will also rank as the sixth largest offshore development project in the world during this period, according to Rystad Energy. UK authorities announced last week that Equinor and joint venture partner […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Equinor has shown interest in developing floating offshore wind in Greece, a spokesperson from the company confirmed to Offshore WIND. According to Equinor, such a development will require that the Greek authorities open areas and production licenses for offshore wind and that a remuneration system is put in place. The proposed offshore wind farm would be […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Business & Finance

    Electric Power Development (J-Power), JERA and Equinor have formed a consortium to together work towards developing offshore wind projects off the Akita Prefecture in Japan. The consortium will see the three companies evaluate and work towards submitting a joint bid in Japan’s first offshore wind auction. The auction is anticipated to start within the next […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have submitted updated development plans to the Norwegian government for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm. The Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm will consist of 11 8MW wind turbines located some 140 kilometres from shore in 260-300 metres of water between the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas platforms. Equinor and […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor has contracted the Gulen Industrial Harbour in Norway to provide a turbine assembly site for the Hywind Tampen floating wind project. The Gulen Industrial Harbour will provide onshore and inshore areas for storage, assembly and commissioning of all the components for the turbines, as well as necessary infrastructure and facilities in the project period. According to Equinor, […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL is set to undertake a third-party verification study of Equinor’s Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway, the world’s first expected to power oil platforms. The independent verification study will ensure that the wind turbines comply with the applicable codes and standards for floating offshore wind, DNV GL said. In addition, the study […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Lloyd’s Register has been contracted for Human-Machine Interface (HMI) engineering services for the control room from which the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm will be remotely operated. The company will provide consultancy design services for integration into the onshore control room (OCR) for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway, as well as human […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has approved the plans for development and operation of the Hywind Tampen project in Norwegian part of the North Sea.

  • 19 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    The State of New York has selected Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource Energy, and Equinor to develop two separate offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of around 1.7GW. Sunrise Wind Bay State Wind’s Sunrise Wind was selected to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) for an […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Equinor and Masdar have joined forces with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to share operational data from the Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm. The floating offshore wind data is available for supply chain businesses and academia through ORE Catapult’s Platform for Operational Data (POD) service. According to Equinor, the shared data includes environmental data, […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Equinor has entered into an agreement to sell a 25% ownership interest in the Arkona offshore wind farm to funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG. Equinor currently holds a 50% interest in the wind farm, and after the transaction, RWE Renewables, following the takeover of E.ON Climate and Renewables, will remain the operator […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Norway’s energy major Equinor has completed the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia. The Bałtyk I offshore location license allows for development of a wind farm with a capacity up to 1560MW of which Equinor will hold 50%. The company will be the […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Equinor has named its wind project off the coast of New England, US, Beacon Wind. “Beacon conveys a sense of hope and guidance, qualities that we value very highly at Equinor, especially now,” said Siri Espedal Kindem, President of Equinor Wind U.S. “Equinor is making substantial progress, even during these challenging times, in strengthening our […]

  • 27 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Brazilian oil & gas major Petrobras has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian energy company Equinor to jointly develop the offshore wind energy segment in Brazil.

  • 19 June 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland. As the sole offtaker, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of Hywind Scotland’s total volume of 30MW. Hywind Scotland is owned by Equinor (75%) and Masdar (25%). The wind farm, […]

  • 24 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The last few months have been a game-changer for Equinor’s offshore wind business, the Norwegian energy company’s President and CEO Eldar Sætre said while commenting on the company’s results for the third quarter of 2019. ”Together with SSE, we were the winning bidder with three projects at Dogger Bank in the UK, making it the largest […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor Wind US has submitted a bid to provide New York state with renewable energy from its Empire Wind lease site located offshore New York and New Jersey. Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800MW New York State Offshore Wind Power Procurement, the state’s first formal solicitation targeted to the newly developing US offshore […]

  • 25 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Equinor has contracted Vissim to deploy a surveillance solution for the ocean space surrounding all of its assets, as well as several third-party operated assets, on the UK and Norwegian Continental Shelves.

  • 16 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK. Effective 16 July, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of 281MW, equivalent to 70% of the wind farm’s production. The 402MW Dudgeon is owned by Equinor (35%), Masdar (35%) and […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Equinor has entered into an agreement with Unitech Offshore for the takeover of its Hywind Demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The turbine will be renamed to UNITECH Zefyros at Hywind Technology from 1 February and will be used as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy. In its next phase, the floating turbine will […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Equinor is engaging with the UK offshore wind supply chain to support the development of innovative, technology-led solutions, which can shape the future of the industry post-2025. As part of this project, Equinor has partnered with UK business development organisation NOF Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the North East of England’s offshore […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Green Marine (UK) Ltd has carried out buoy maintenance on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project. Under the contract, which was awarded by Partrac, Green Marine used its vessel Green Isle to conduct the works. “These works were carried out safely, efficiently and on budget, utilising the small weather windows available,” said Green Marine. Hywind […]