(OE) The Norwegian energy firm Equinor has awarded Siem Offshore a seven-month contract extension for the offshore subsea construction vessel Siem Barracuda.
The extension will keep the 120.8m vessel working on Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project offshore Norway, where Equinor is building a floating wind farm to power its oil and gas platforms.
“The vessel has recently operated mainly within the offshore wind segment worldwide, and we are now very pleased to be a vital part of this challenging offshore floating wind project with operations in the North Sea,” Siem Offshore said. Financial details were not disclosed.
The 88MW Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian part of the North Sea will be the most powerful wind farm of the type once fully operational.
The first power was produced from the first turbine at Hywind Tampen on November 13. The power was delivered to the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea. The wind farm will consist of 11 turbines in total.
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