Hywind Tampen Project - Driving Commercialization With Collaboration

Karl Daly, Vice President Offshore Wind, DOF Subsea
DOF Subsea and Kværner are both global contractors supporting the offshore energy industry and have joined forces to deliver the Marine Operations for Equinor`s Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The Hywind Tampen project will be installed offshore Norway, west of the city Bergen and will supply electrical power to the nearby offshore oil and gas platforms Gullfaks A, B, C and Snorre A and B with renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions. The combined effect from the 11 turbines will be 88 megawatts of power that will replace about 35 percent of the five platforms' energy demand. Today, the energy required to run these platforms is supplied by gas turbines. DOF Subsea and Kværner are leveraging their combined strengths through a 50/50 joint venture to deliver full project management, engineering, assembly site management, mooring system installation, units tow-to-field and installation of the floating wind turbine units at the Tampen area. Several state-of-the-art construction vessels will be deployed from DOF Subsea, including the Skandi Skansen.