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Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farmNorwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. Prime Minister Solberg and Linga started the cutting robot on the project's first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October.
 
Kværner’s assignment will include building 11 floating concrete hulls for the turbines on Hywind Tampen. The development of the Hywind Tampen project involves around 250 full-time equivalents for Kværner employees. Kværner's project will also generate around 800 full-time equivalents in ripple effects for suppliers and the public sector, among others.
 
The Hywind Tampen project will be the first floating offshore wind project to supply renewable power for oil and gas installations. The wind farm will have a total capacity of 88 MW, and is expected to cover about 35% of the annual power needs on the five platforms Snorre A and B and Gullfaks A, B and C.
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