As with most of Equinor's major offshore projects, we rely on our suppliers in many countries to deliver the bits and pieces that make up each Hywind unit. Some are especially built for the project, while others come straight from the supplier’s shelves.
The blades and nacelles are brought from Denmark.
The towers that carry the rotors have been constructed at Navacel in Bilbao, Spain. Each wind turbine has four tower sections that connect the turbine with the substructure. When the four sections are connected, they measure 83 meters and weigh approximately 670 tonnes.
15 giant mooring lines have been delivered from Vicinay, just a short journey from Bilbao. These gigantic chains will ensure the substructure is securely fastened to the seabed. Navantia in Fene, Spain built the substructures. They are the largest component of the wind turbines, and are 91 meters long, almost the same height as Big Ben in London.
Apart from some of the mooring chains and the suction anchors, all of components have been transported to Stord in Norway for assembly.