Final turbines for Hywind Tampen floating wind farm get delayed
Hywind Tampen turbines at Wergeland Base in Gulen. Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland
Norwegian energy group Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) this week said the installation of the final four turbines for the 88-MW Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm in Norway has been postponed until the spring of next year.
This is due to supply chain challenges related to the global steel market, as a result of which the final four tower sections for the wind turbines cannot be delivered until September 2022, in time for the installation weather window this year.
Steel delivery was required after deviations in steel quality in four tower sections were found. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) is in charge of supplying towers, nacelles and blades.
“Seven turbines have been assembled and four are now installed on the field," said project director Olav-Bernt Haga.
The first seven turbines, with a capacity of about 60 MW, will go live this year as planned, supplying power first to Gullfaks, then to the Snorre field.
Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. It will provide electricity to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea.Equinor
Equinor is delivering the project in partnership with Petoro, OMV, Var Energi, Wintershall Dea and INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS.