Equinor to build the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm

EquinorFornebu.Equinor.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix
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Equinor plans to build the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm in South Korea with up to 100 turbines.

– We have a plan for construction start in 2023, which can give a possible start of production in 2026, confirms press spokesman Erik Haaland in Equinor to Teknisk Ukeblad (TU). It was the industry website Offshorewind that first mentioned the plans.

The Firefly project will be nine times as large as Norwegian Hywind Tampen, which will consist of eleven turbines.

“South Korea has significant potential and offers interesting opportunities in offshore wind,” says Haaland.

Hywind Tampen is estimated to cost around NOK 5 billion. Equinor does not know how much Firefly will cost.

– “It is too early to comment on cost estimates at this time,” says Haaland.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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