Equinor, Partners Considering Offshore Wind Farm to Power E&P Projects

Equinor and its partners are looking into developing the Trollvind wind farm project west of Norway's Troll field, which would provide Bergen, Norway, with approximately 4.3 TWh annually.

Hart Energy Staff

Equinor, along with partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips, is looking into building a floating offshore wind farm 65 km west of Bergen, Norway, of the Troll field, a press release stated.

The project, named Trollvind, would have an install capacity of about 1 gigawatt and an annual production of approximately 4.3 TWh. Its expected startup date is in 2027.

Trollvind could provide electricity needed to run the offshore Troll and Oseberg fields through an onshore connection point. While the Bergen area already serves several of these installations with power, it needs more input to its electricity grid, so the partnership will buy any energy the wind farm can produce to make the project possible.

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