Scana Offshore wins contract for Equinor’s new floating wind farm
PRESS RELEASE – Kvaerner has awarded Incus-owned Scana Offshore a contract for the supply of mooring equipment to Hywind Tampen, Equinor’s new floating wind farm. The contract is Scana Offshore’s first hardware contract in the floating wind power market.
Hywind Tampen is the world’s first renewable power source for offshore oil and gas operations. The floating wind power project will have a capacity of 88 MW and is planned to supply electric power to the Snorre and Gullfaks fields in the North Sea.
The delivery from Scana Offshore consists of 33 hull brackets, which are used to attach anchoring lines to the hulls on the 11 offshore wind turbines that make up the Hywind Tampen wind farm. The company will also provide ROV tools for possible replacement of the anchor lines.
Managing director Torkjell Lisland says this contract is an important step in Scana Offshore’s new strategy. From being a supplier of equipment to the oil and gas industry, the company now focuses more on fish farming and floating wind power. Delivery to the offshore wind farm Hywind Tampen is the first major mooring contract the company has secured in this market segment.
The Hywind Tampen project will start immediately and the anchoring equipment will be delivered to Kvaerner in the spring of 2021.