Equinor unveils 1-GW wind plan to power Norwegian fields
Norway's Equinor and its partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips at the Troll and Oseberg fields off Norway are studying the development of a 1-GW wind farm to provide power to the projects.
The proposed Trollvind farm some 65 km west of Bergen would generate 4.3 TWh of power annually starting in 2027, Equinor said on June 17. Equinor and its partners will buy as much energy as the farm can produce, at a price that makes the project feasible, the company said.
Norway's parliament in 2020 raised the target for reducing the emissions intensity of the offshore sector from 40% to 50% by 2030. Equinor and other players have scaled up their electrification plans for offshore facilities in order to reach this target.
"Trollvind is a concept where renewable energy works to facilitate several objectives; helping cut emissions through electrification, delivering power to an area where shortages have already created challenges for new industrial development, and Norway maintains its position as a leader in the industrialisation of floating offshore wind," Equinor CEO Anders Opedal said in a statement.