DOF Subsea and Kværner Team Up on Hywind Tampen Marine Ops
DOF Subsea and Kværner have signed a contract to collaborate and deliver marine operations for Equinor`s Hywind Tampen Project.
The contract will be executed in a 50/50 partnership (joint venture).
“Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm and is vital for industrialising solutions and reducing costs for future offshore wind power projects. The deep-water floating renewables market is on the verge of commercialization, and therefore this contract has strategic importance to DOF Subsea,” says Mons Aase, CEO in DOF Subsea.
The Hywind Tampen project will be installed offshore Norway, west of the city Bergen and will supply electrical power to the nearby oil and gas platforms Gullfaks A, B, C and Snorre A and B. The combined effect from the 11 turbines will be 88 megawatts and will replace about 35 percent of the five platforms’ energy demand. Today, the energy required to run these platforms is supplied by gas turbines.
The DOF Subsea – Kværner Hywind Tampen marine scope includes full project management, engineering, assembly site management, mooring system installation, units tow-to-field and installation of the floating wind turbine units at the Tampen area.
Several construction vessels will be deployed from DOF Subsea during project phases, including the 2011-built Skandi Skansen.