Unitech Offshore and Equinor have entered into an agreement that Unitech will take over the Hywind Demo floating wind turbine outside Karmøy, Norway. The turbine will be renamed and used as an infrastructure for research projects, development of new technology, and within teaching and training.
From February 1, 2019, the turbine will be renamed; Unitech Zefyros by Hywind Technology. In its next phase, the turbine will play an important role as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy. Examples of use are: a hub for connecting new wind turbines; development, testing and qualification of new technologies; as well as teaching and training.