Equinor and Technip Energies are partnering to develop floating wind steel semi-substructures with the aim of accelerating technology development for floating offshore wind and reducing costs.
The strategic collaboration builds on the two companies’ joint ambition of “driving the industrialisation of floating offshore wind”.
By teaming up at an early design phase of a floating wind farm project, the two parties seek to unlock value from leveraging complementary competencies in technology and fabrication.
“We see longer-term collaboration from an early phase as the next step within floating offshore wind development. This will also enable us to identify and create opportunities for the local supply chain in the markets where we are present”, said Mette Ottøy, chief procurement officer, Equinor.
Beate Myking (pictured, second from left), senior vice president for renewables solutions at Equinor, added: “We’re excited about our collaboration with Technip Energies, which allows us to further leverage and develop our floating toolbox to customize locally adapted industrial solutions for future floating offshore wind projects.”
Myking added that Equinor is technology agnostic and that the floating concept of choice for a given market will differ according to geographies.
“Equinor will always select the best suited concept for its projects,” Myking added.