It writes the ministry of Petroleum and energy in a press release.

the Hywind End is the world’s largest and Norway’s first facility for floating offshore wind. Planned startup for the development is in 2022.

– It is a historical day when we approve the development plan for the world’s largest facilities for floating offshore wind power, which will be built in the here in the philippines. This is a small step in the global green shift, but it is a big step for the Norwegian havvindsindustri and floating offshore wind. Hywind End can be the start of a new adventure for the Norwegian industry, says oil and energy minister Tina Bridge in the press release.

Eleven vindturbinder

the Project is a redesign of the power supply on the Snorre and Gullfaksfeltene. Approximately one-third of the gasskraften on the platforms will be replaced with renewable wind power.

a Total of eleven vindturbinder to be built in the wind farm. Wind turbines will have a height of 190 metres from the rortupp.

The floating chassis shall be made of concrete and will be anchored to the seabed, according to the press release.

– Hywind End is built by the use of our proud betongtradisjon and with Norwegian actors in the central roles. It shows the knowledge and technology that has been developed through the oil and gas industry here in the country, ” says Bridge in the press release.

Is put together in Sogn og Fjordane

Gulen Industrihamn in the county of Sogn and Fjordane is selected as the location for assembly of the floating wind turbines to the Hywind End before they are transported out of the field in the north Sea.

the Prototype of the Hywind was tried out in the sea outside of California, ” says Bridge.

the investment costs for the project is approximately 4.8 billion. According to Equinor is floating wind power is not profitable, and prosjektetet have been dependent on support from Enova and the Norwegian nitrogen Oxide fund.

Enova has contributed with 2,3 mlliarder money, and the NOx fund, with 566 million.

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