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The Environment

Norway’s floating wind farm Hywind Tampen, located nearly 90 miles off the west coast began power production on Sunday, November 13. The project is unique both as it is part of the emergence of floating wind turbines as well as for the first time its power is being used at offshore oil and gas production sites to reduce their use of generators.

“I am proud that we have now started production at Hywind Tampen, Norway’s first and the world’s largest floating wind farm,” said Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s executive vice president for Projects, Drilling and Procurement. “This is a unique project, the first wind farm in the world powering producing oil and gas installations.”  Read on.