We’re determined to be a global offshore wind energy major. Here’s how.
The next decisive phase in the global transition to low carbon and renewable energy is happening now, with offshore wind at the centre of the revolution. For the green shift to succeed, what’s needed is sheer scale: industrial and financial strength, and production capacity at a global level
That’s where we come in. With five decades of ocean engineering and project management expertise, focus on safe and efficient operations, in depth knowledge of the energy markets, skilled personnel and a network of competent partners and suppliers, Equinor is uniquely positioned to take a leading role in this burgeoning industry.
Equinor is well underway to deliver profitable growth in renewables and being a leading company in the energy transition. We have a solid platform to deliver on our value-driven strategy. We will continue to build a material business, looking to increase returns on offshore wind through regional synergies, project financing and strategic farm downs, using our early mover capabilities in selected markets to achieve scale at low cost.
We plan to reach an installed net capacity of 12-16 GW by 2030. Two-thirds of this capacity will be within offshore wind.
World’s first floating wind farm offshore Scotland
Hywind Scotland is the world’s first floating wind farm, powering around ~36,000 British homes
Enough energy to power ~1,000,000 European homes
We produce enough energy to power more than one million European homes with renewable energy from offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany
New York: home to our first wind project outside Europe
Empire Wind is Equinor’s first wind project outside of Europe, offshore New York, potentially producing up to 2000 MW of electricity
What is the future potential for offshore wind?
Offshore wind power in Poland
For Poland, our ambition is to be a preferred partner contributing to the Polish energy transition and the Norwegian-Polish energy cooperation.
Equinor has interest in all three Baltyk offshore wind development projects (MFW Baltyk III, MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk I). With interest in all three projects, we can build scale and value in what we see as an important energy region.
Offshore wind power in the Norwegian North Sea
Offshore wind will be a key component in the future energy mix and one of the solutions for meeting the increasing demand for renewable power and enabling the energy transition in Norway and Europe, building new industries and jobs.
The North Sea has some of the world’s best wind resources and large-scale offshore wind has the potential to create new industrial opportunities for Norway as an energy nation. Equinor’s decades of operating experience in these demanding conditions has given us unparalleled insight and knowledge that is directly transferable to develop wind projects in the Norwegian North Sea.
We are developing the first floating offshore wind farm to supply renewable power to oil and gas installations in Norway. The Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas platforms will be the first ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm.
For more information about Hywind Tampen, see our links below.
International wind farm projects
In addition to our offshore wind presence in the UK, the US and Poland, we are present in the following markets: