Group picture with floating wind turbines in the background.
Group picture with floating wind turbines in the background.
Group picture with floating wind turbines in the background.

NorthWind visits Hywind Tampen assembly site

NorthWind work package leaders, members of the board and representatives from research and industry partners and the Research Council of Norway visited the Hywind Tampen floating wind turbine assembly site at Gulen today.

Hywind Tampen will have an installed capacity of 95 MW. It consists of 11 floating wind turbines and will provide five offshore platform with renewable energy, which will enable a reduction of 200 000 tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually. The project is set to be completed by the end of this year. When finished, it will be the largest floating wind farm in the world.

A very large crane slowly positions the top part of the tower during the assembly of the sixth Hywind Tampen floating wind turbine
A very large crane slowly positions the top part of the tower during the assembly of the sixth Hywind Tampen floating wind turbine. Photo: SINTEF/Daniel Albert

The trip was also an occasion for NorthWind members to get some work done. Yesterday, participants took part in a workshop about floating wind and user cases. Representatives from each work package presented selected results, with each presentation followed by discussions.

After the site visit at Gulen, the Board held their third formal meeting.