The Hywind Tampen project, where one-third of the electricity supply to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil fields will come through sea winds, has been approved.
It is the world’s largest, and Norway’s first floating sea wind plant, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy writes in a press release.
Installation is planned to begin in spring 2022, with power supply to start later that year. Total investments for the project have been estimated by the operator at approximately 4.8 billion kroner.
The Snorre and Gullfaks platforms will be the first in the world to be powered by a floating offshore wind farm.
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