Equinor approves investment in innovative design

Equinor announced, on this last Friday (11), that it approved the investment estimated at US $660 million in the project Hywind Tampen, which will interconnect the fields of Gullfaks and Snorre with offshore wind turbines. 

The project will be the first in the world to use wind turbines For electrification of oil and gas installations. The idea would be to install a Park with 11 turbines, each with 8 MW, which together will have installed capacity 88 MW and can supply 35% of the annual demand for the Snorre A and B platforms. and Gullfaks A, B and C. 

The decision was announced after the Norwegian government decided to extend the contract for the production of the Gullfaks field, which Would end at 2026, for 2040.

“Reducing the use of gas turbines by supplying the From offshore wind energy is a challenging and innovative project. Also can facilitate new industrial opportunities for the Norwegian industry, ” Said the executive vice president of Equinor for new Energy Solutions, Mr. Pål Eitrheim.

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