Hywind Tampen: The biggest SPAR platform in the world

Recently, Hywind tampen, the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, developed by Equinor, has completed all the construction of the foundation platform and is about to enter the offshore construction stage.

Hywind series projects are the only floating offshore wind power projects using spar foundation in the world. Compared with Hywind Scotland, which has been put into operation, the volume of the floating platform used for 8mW units this time is obviously much larger, and the overall height has reached 107m.

At present, 11 completed floating platforms have successively set out from vindafjord wharf. Each platform is towed by three tugs to wergeland offshore base, where the wind turbine hoisting will be completed. Equinor plans to drag 11 assembled fans to the stand at the beginning of the summer, and complete all installation works such as mooring system before the end of the year.

Hywind Tampen is an 88 MW floating wind power project intended to provide electricity for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore field operations in the Norwegian North Sea. It will be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms.

It will also be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm and an essential step in industrialising solutions and reducing costs for future offshore wind power projects.

Hywind Tampen will be a test bed for further development of floating wind, exploring the use of new and larger turbines, installations methods, simplified moorings, concrete substructures and integration between gas and wind power generation systems.

Source: Equinor