Statoil would like to offer you a unique opportunity to see the 175-metre-high floating wind turbines for the world’s first floating wind farm before they are towed in upright position this summer across the North Sea to their final destination off Peterhead in Scotland.
The five turbines are currently placed on land, as showed on the photo below, but soon they will be lifted off their foundation and placed on a ballasted floating substructure by Saipem 7000, one of the world’s largest crane vessels.
Coming on stream at the end of this year, Hywind pilot park will provide clean energy to 20,000 homes in the UK.
Venue: Stord base
Time: 23 June 11.00 – 14.00
After a short speech of welcome and brief about the project, you will be transported to the floating turbines by boat. State secretary Ingvill Tybring-Gjedde, Statoil’s head of New Energy Solutions Irene Rummelhoff, and Hywind project director Leif Delp will attend.
Practical information and programme:
Statoil will organise bus transportation, if required, from Stavanger, departing Stavanger at 07.30 and returning from Stord at 15.00.
11.00 - 12.15 Speech of welcome and brief about the project
11.45 - 14.00 Boat trip including interview and film/photo
Please register for the press conference by contacting Elisabeth Bruksås, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday 21 June at 15.00.
Upon registration please indicate the names of all participants and whether you need bus transportation.
If you have any questions prior to the press conference, please contact press spokesperson Elin Isaksen, eisak@Statoil.com,
tel. +47 48 09 11 83.