Photo: Hywind Tampen Illustration; Photo: Equinor

Equinor Picks JDR and Subsea 7 for Hywind Tampen Cabling

JDR Cable System and Subsea 7 Norway have been awarded cabling contracts for Equinor`s Hywind Tampen project.

JDR will be responsible for the design, procurement and fabrication of export and inter-array cables. The cables will be fabricated in Hartlepool in the UK.

Subsea 7 has been tasked with installation of electrical cables and connection to the Snorre and Gullfaks platforms.

Steph McNeill, SVP Subsea 7 Renewables & Heavy Lifting, said: “We look forward to continuing our long-standing, collaborative working relationship with Equinor and supporting them on their energy transition journey, with the development of their pioneering floating offshore wind farm.”

Including Subsea 7 and JDR, Equinor also signed contracts with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Kværner. Kværner will execute its contract in a joint venture with DOF Subsea.

The Hywind Tampen investment will be close to NOK 5 billion ($542 million). All contracts are subject to final approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) by Norwegian authorities.

The oil and gas platforms will be the first ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm.

The wind farm will be located some 140 kilometres from shore, between the Snorre and Gullfaks platforms in water depths between 260 and 300 meters. It will consist of 11 wind turbines, each turbine with a capacity of 8 MW.

The wind farm is scheduled to start production at the end of 2022.