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Lloyd's Register Wins Design Contract at Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Farm

Power News - Published on Mon, 29 Jun 2020

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Specialist energy consultancy Lloyd's Register has been awarded a contract for Human-Machine Interface engineering services, part of an integrated scope awarded to Wood by Equinor to support world's first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms Hywind Tampen. As part of this cutting-edge project, Lloyd's Register will provide consultancy design services for integration into the existing onshore wind control room for Hywind Tampen, which will be co-located with an existing onshore wind control room for Valemon, a normally unmanned offshore installation in the North Sea. The Lloyd's Register team will also provide human factor analysis for the new onshore wind control room, as well as existing onshore wind control room s for four platforms.

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. The floating wind farm will consist of 11 wind turbines based on one of Equinor’s floating offshore wind technologies, Hywind. The wind farm will have a combined capacity of 88 MW and is estimated to meet about 35% of the annual power demand of the five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C platforms. In periods of higher wind speed this percentage will be significantly higher.

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.

This project forms part of Equinor's climate ambitions to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its operated offshore fields and onshore plants in Norway by 70% by 2040 and to near zero by 2050. By 2030 this implies annual cuts of more than 5 million tonnes, which constitutes around 10% of the country's total CO2 emissions.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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