Hywind Tampen floating wind farm now delivering to second oil and gas field
Equinor’s Hywind Tampen, the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm in operation, has started delivering electricity to the Snorre oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea.
The 88 MW Hywind Tampen delivered first power in November 2022. The electricity was delivered to the Gullfaks A platform.
Now the wind farm is delivering electricity to the Snorre field as well, Equinor said in a social media post.
Hywind Tampen is the first wind farm in the world that is supplying electricity to oil and gas platforms.
The 11-turbine wind farm is expected to meet 35 per cent of the electrical power demand on the Gullfaks and Snorre fields. This will cut CO2 emissions from the fields by about 200,000 tonnes per year, according to Equinor.
The wind farm is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of this year.