Norwegian development fund Enova has promised to back the construction of a floating wind farm called ‘Hywind Tampen’ with 2.3 billion Norwegian krone (around €228 million). The Norwegian NOx Fund had already approved an investment grant of up to 566 million Norwegian krone (€57 million). The wind farm is to be constructed by Norwegian oil and gas group Equinor and several partner companies.
Hywind Tampen consists of eleven wind turbines with a combined capacity of 88 MW, estimated to meet 35% of the annual power demand of the Snorre A and B and Gullfaks A, B, and C platforms. According to Equinor , this will reduce CO2 emissions by around 200,000 tons per year. The company, which demerged from the Norwegian Statoil Group, is considered a pioneer in floating wind farms. It lays claim to having commissioned the first floating offshore wind farm with a capacity of 30 MW off the coast of Scotland in 2017.