Technip wins Norwegian wind turbine workProjects and Operations // May 30, 2008
Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by StatoilHydro for the Hywind project substructure, which will be located offshore Karmøy, Norway, at a water depth of 200-220m.
The Hywind project will be the world's first full scale offshore floating wind turbine.
The wind turbine demonstrator will have a tower height of around 65m and a blade diameter of around 82m, that is, a total unit height of around 106m above sea-level. The substructure will be shaped like a vertical floating cylinder, with a draft of around 100m below sea level.
The unit will have a peak production capacity of 2.3MW.
Technip's operating centre in Oslo, Norway, will be responsible for project management and installation engineering. Detailed design and fabrication of the steel substructure will be carried out at Technip's yard in Pori, Finland, one of the group's construction sites. The substructure will then be towed to the west coast of Norway, where it will be assembled with the topside. Installation of the wind turbine is scheduled for mid-2009.