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Seaway 7, Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit, has been awarded a contract(1) from Equinor Energy AS for the installation of 11 inner array and two export cables on the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm project, offshore Norway.
The Hywind Tampen project is an 88 MW offshore wind farm comprising 11 wind turbines, each being supported by a floating foundation structure. The field is located between the Snorre (PL089) and Gullfaks (PL050) licenses, to which the windfarm will provide electricity.
Steph McNeill, SVP Subsea 7 Renewables & Heavy Lifting, said: “We look forward to continuing our long-standing, collaborative working relationship with Equinor and supporting them on their energy transition journey, with the development of their pioneering floating offshore wind farm.”
Hywind Tampen wind farm contracts are subject to final approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) by Norwegian authorities. The wind farm is scheduled to start production at the end of 2022.
(1) Subsea 7‘s order intake related to this award has a value less than $50 million.
“We are looking forward to continuing our successful collaborative relationship with SSE Renewables as we help construct Seagreen. We have been active in the UK Renewables sector for over a decade and are very pleased to continue to support the ongoing energy transition in the UK. The Seagreen project will be managed from our Seaway 7 office in Aberdeen, bringing our offshore wind expertise to the largest offshore wind project in Scotland.”