PARIS — Equinor and Technip Energies will collaborate to develop floating wind steel semi-substructures that are designed to accelerate technology development for floating offshore wind, ensure cost reductions and develop local value opportunities, according to recent news releases by the companies.
By teaming up at an early design phase of a floating wind farm project, the two parties seek to unlock value from integration and maximum use of fabrication capacities.
From building the world first floating turbine, Hywind Demo, to the world first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, Equinor reduced the cost per megawatt by 70%, the release stated. The strategic collaboration between Technip Energies and Equinor will contribute to industrializing floating offshore wind solutions.
“We are excited about our collaboration with Technip Energies, which allows us to further leverage and develop our floating toolbox to customize locally adapted industrial solutions for future floating offshore wind projects," said Beate Myking, Equinor's senior vice president for Renewables Solutions.