Wood to modify North Sea platforms for Hywind wind farm

Equinor has contracted Wood to perform modifications to two platforms in the Norwegian North Sea that will receive electric power from floating wind turbines.

Wood will modify the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms to receive power from the Hywind floating wind park.
Wood will modify the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms to receive power from the Hywind floating wind park.
Courtesy Wood plc

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Equinor has contracted Wood to perform modifications to two platforms in the Norwegian North Sea that will receive electric power from floating wind turbines.

Power supplied by the Hywind Tampen development between the Snorre and Gullfaks fields will replace energy currently generated by gas turbines, reducing offshore emissions by more than 200,000 metric tons/yr (220,462 tons).

Under a three-year contract, Wood will provide the topside modifications at the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms to integrate the Hywind floating wind park with existing systems powering the facilities.

The scope of work also includes equipment installation on the floating wind turbines and upgrades to the control room in Bergen that will remotely operate the wind farm.

12/11/2019


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