Concrete hulls for world’s largest floating wind project under construction
Aker Solutions has begun the construction of concrete hulls that will carry the turbines at the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm in Norway.
Aker began the concrete slip-forming in Stord this week, of which there will be a total of almost 1.2 kilometers.
Hywind Tampen will comprise 11 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on concrete SPAR-type floating foundations about 140 km off the Norwegian coast.
Construction on the 88 MW project started in October 2020, while commissioning is expected at the end of 2022.
The wind farm will be directly connected to the Gullfaks and Snorre oil & gas platforms, becoming the world’s first such offshore wind farm.