Norwegian energy giant Equinor has received the go-ahead for its plans to build a floating wind farm able to power oil and gas installations in the Northern North Sea. The Ministry of Petroleum and Industry in Norway today approved the plans for the 11 turbine wind project, which will power Equinor’s Snorre and Gullfaks fields. The 88 megawatt (MW) Hywind Tampen wind farm aims to cut carbon emissions at the oil and gas fields by 200,000 tonnes. The project, which is a global first, is a more than £400m investment by Equinor. Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for development and production Norway, said: “Hywind Tampen is a pioneering project and a central contribution to reducing emissions from Gullfaks and Snorre, and I am pleased that both ESA and Norwegian authorities have approved the project.
Energy Voice 8th April 2020 read more »