The state is giving hundreds of millions of NOK to Hywind Tampen, Equinor’s project with eleven floating offshore wind turbines in the middle of the North Sea, according to Teknisk Ukeblad.
State-owned Enova has called a press conference in Oslo on Thursday afternoon, and the theme is Equinor’s application for support to Hywind Tampen. Equinor presented the project in August last year. The wind turbines will supply power to the Gullfaks and Snorre oil platforms.
Each windmill will carry a turbine with a power of 8 MW. In total, the park will have an output of 88 MW.
Enova states that no comments will be made before the press conference, but according to Teknisk Ukeblad’s sources, the state is contributing with support of several hundred million kroner in order to realise floating sea winds in Norway.
The park is budgeted to cost NOK 5 billion. Equinor has applied for NOK 2.5 billion in support from Enova to build the park, and an investment decision is expected during the year.
Among those who will be present at the press conference on Thursday are Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) and Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen (V).
The others who will present the project are State Secretary Richard Gaarder Knutsen (Frp) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Managing Director Nils Kristian Nakstad of Enova and Pål Eitrheim, who is Executive Vice President for new energy solutions in Equinor.
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