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Equinor has met with the supplier industry in Norway to discuss cost-effective solutions for floating offshore wind farms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Equinor got together with Global Center of Expertise (GCE) NODE companies in Agder to talk about finding cost-optimal solutions related to designing floating foundations for turbines in the 10-15MW range. Additionally, the meetings were […]
DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor to carry out a study examining potential floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea. The agreement was signed early December 2018 with a five-month duration, and the study is a part of the engineering works before the final investment […]
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 […]
Kvaerner has signed a contract with Equinor to study how floating concrete substructures for offshore wind turbines to the planned Hywind Tampen project in the North Sea can be designed and constructed. The objectives of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) assignment are to further mature the design of the concrete substructures, to identify appropriate […]
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, […]
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.
Norway could become the home of the first offshore wind farm directly connected to oil and gas platforms, as Equinor and its partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the five platforms at the oil and gas fields with power from a floating offshore wind.
Markets Outlook: NORWEA Renewables target Norway has set a renewable target of 67.50 per cent of total energy use by 2020. New renewable electricity production is supported through the co-operative el-certificate scheme. Of the total capacity in the system, Norway is financing 13.20TWh, and Sweden 15.20TWh. Norway will achieve 13.20TWh towards its renewables target, irrespective of […]
Statoil has awarded Aker Solutions a significant part of the frame agreement for inspection services on all of their offshore installations and onshore plants in Norway. The contract period is for four years with options for further extensions up to four years. The yearly volume of the contract will fluctuate, but Aker Solutions estimates the […]