Norway - Foundations Completed for World’s Largest Floating Offshore Windfarm
The first part of the construction of what is expected to be the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm has been completed.
Aker Solutions built the concrete foundations that will be used for the Hywind Tampen project under development by Equinor.
"Hywind Tampen is an important project for the transformation of the energy industry," said Kenneth Simonsen, interim executive vice president and head of the renewables business for Aker Solutions. “We are happy to maintain progress in the midst of a pandemic and are now ready for the next phase of the project.”
In the first part of the project, the initial approximately 65 feet of 11 concrete foundations were built in the dry dock at Aker Solutions’ yard in Stord, Norway. The 11 substructures are currently being towed to Vindafjord where the concrete slip-forming will continue to a height of 351 feet along with the mechanical outfitting of the foundations. Finally, all the assemblies will be staged at Gulen, Norway for installation of the wind turbines. The last phase of the project is tow-out and installation offshore, which will be carried out in a 50/50 partnership between Aker Solutions and DOF Subsea.