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August 22, 2019 by Mike Schuler

Norway Approves Funding for Floating Wind Farm at North Sea 🦕 Oil Fields

Illustration courtesy Equinor

Norwegian government-run Enova has approved funding of up to NOK 2.3 billion (US$256 million) to support a project that would develop the world’s first floating offshore wind farm to power offshore oil and gas installations in the northern North Sea.

The Hywind Tampen project proposes supplying electricity from a floating offshore wind farm to the Equinor-operated Gullfaks and Snorre fields. By tapping renewable energy resources, it is estimated that CO2 emissions would be reduced by more than 200,000 tonnes per year, equivalent to emissions from 100,000 private cars.

The offshore wind farm will consist of 11 floating wind turbines with a total capacity of 88 MW, enough to meet around 35% of the annual electricity needed fo the five existing oil and gas platforms at the Gullfaks and Snorre fields. During periods of high winds, the percentage could even be much higher.

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“The support that the licences have received for the Hywind Tampen project demonstrates the will of Norwegian authorities to invest in and develop floating offshore wind farms and renewable energy supplies. With this support we have taken an important step forward in realising the project. Now it is up to the licences to further mature the project towards a final investment decision this autumn,” says Pål Eitrheim, executive vice president for New Energy Solutions in Equinor.

Earlier, the Business Sector’s NOx Fund decided to support the Hywind Tampen project by an investment grant of up to NOK 566 million.

“The Hywind Tampen project will contribute to further developing floating offshore wind technology and reducing the costs of future floating offshore wind farms, offering new industrial opportunities for Norway, the licences and Norwegian supplier industry in a growing global offshore wind market,” says Olav-Bernt Haga, project director for Hywind Tampen.

The seven partners in the Snorre and Gullfaks licences will potentially to make an investment decision for the Hywind Tampen project this fall.

Parnters in the Gullfaks license include Equinor Energy AS (51%), Petoro AS (30%), and OMV (Norge) AS (19%). Snorre license partners include Equinor Energy AS (33.3%), Petoro AS (30%), ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS (17.5%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (9.6%), DEA Norge AS (8.6%), and Vår Energi AS (1.1%)
https://gcaptain.com/norway-approves-funding-for-floating-wind-farm-at-north-sea-oil-fields/
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SUNY Maritime College To Host Wind Energy Conference In New York City

By John Konrad on Sep 13, 2019 09:16 am

Wind TurbineThe State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, proudly announce the Ocean Wind Energy Conference in New York City on Thursday, September 26, 2019. This conference comes just months after New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo executed the United States’ largest offshore wind agreement, announcing the winning […]  Read full story...
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Re: Wind Power
« Reply #289 on: September 20, 2019, 09:13:09 pm »


World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbines Coming to U.S. Waters

An illustration of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine. Image courtesy GE

By gCaptain on Sep 19, 2019 11:33 am

Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbinesBy Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) –The tallest, most powerful wind turbines ever made are coming to U.S. waters care of General Electric Co. Denmark-based Orsted A/S plans to use 12-megawatt turbines made by GE for projects off the coast of Maryland and New Jersey, according to a statement from the companies Thursday. The 853-foot (260-meter) turbines […]  Read full story...
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Rotor Sails! 🌞
« Reply #290 on: October 15, 2019, 09:48:57 pm »


There is a rapid rise in demand for modern wind propulsion in shipping, Norsepower Rotor Sails. 👍

Wärtsilä, Norsepower Team Up on Rotor Sails 🌞

By Mike Schuler on Oct 14, 2019 03:58 pm

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has teamed up with Finnish rotor sail propulsion specialist Norsepower to pursue energy-saving rotor sail projects in the commercial maritime industry. The service cooperation agreement expands the global wind propulsion service network by allow Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä, while Wärtsilä can pursue and sell Norsepower Rotor Sail systems with […]  Read full story...
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Norsepower Confirms 💨 Rotor Sails Fuel Savings
« Reply #291 on: November 02, 2019, 11:29:21 am »


Norsepower Confirms 💨 Rotor Sails Fuel Savings
October 24, 2019 by Mike Schuler

Maersk Pelican with two 30-meter Norsepower Rotor Sails installed. Photo courtesy Norsepower

Finnish technology company Norsepower has confirmed fuel savings of more than 8 percent from a trial of its Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.

The company’s 🌬 Rotor Sails are a modern version of a Flettner Rotor, a type of spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to help propel a ship and enhance fuel savings.

In August 2018, two 30-meter tall Rotor Sails were installed onboard Maersk Pelican, which trades in a wide range of conditions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

According to Norsepower, during a year-long trial from September 2018 to September 2019, the aggregated total fuel saved was 8.2 percent, equivalent to approximately 1,400 tonnes of CO2.

Performance data from the trial was analyzed and validated by Lloyd’s Register’s (LR’s) Ship Performance Group.

Because of the success of the trial, Maersk says it has opted to keep the Rotor Sails installed on the Pelican.

“During the one-year trial period on Maersk Pelican, crew and operators have reported positively on the usability, safety and performance of the Rotor Sails in all conditions,” says Tommy Thomassen, Chief Technical Officer at Maersk Tankers.

“We see wind technology as one of the technologies that can give us a real breakthrough in reducing CO2 and help us achieve our emission-reduction target of 30% by 2021,” Thomassen said.

Norsepower’s Rotor Sails are currently installed on three vessels, including the M/V Estraden, a Bore vessel offering a Ro-Ro and General Cargo service between the UK and the Belgium; the Viking Grace, a LNG-powered Viking Line cruise ferry operating between Finland and Sweden; as well as the Maersk Pelican, a 109,647 DWT Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker.

Norsepower simulation models show that in optimal conditions, its Rotor Sails have the ability to save around 12 percent on fuel and emissions.

“With the Maersk Pelican, there are three vessels in daily commercial operation using Norsepower’s Rotor Sails,” said Tuomas Riski, CEO at Norsepower. “Each of these cases represents a very different vessel type and operational profile, demonstrating the widespread opportunity to harness the wind through Rotors Sails across the maritime industry.”

Earlier this year, Rotor Sails were issued the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a commercial ship from DNV GL. The certification confirms that vessels using the technology are technically capable of safely navigating “all operational and environmental situations.”

Earlier this week, Norsepower and the Finnish group Wärtsilä announced a service cooperation agreement to pursue Rotor Sail projects in the commercial maritime industry.

https://gcaptain.com/norsepower-confirms-rotor-sails-fuel-savings/

Agelbert NOTE: I found this video that explains how a rotor Sail works: 8)

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