"Our long experience in oil and gas comes in very handy when lifting and transportingcomponents that large. We also have the equipment needed to do the job," says the Project Manager at Mammoet, Mari Krøke, and adds:
"Offshore wind is anexciting market to enter. We will contribute to the success of the project so that there will be more of them."
When fully assembled, the wind turbines will be dragged 140 kilometres out into the North Sea.Oil and gas platforms have produced energy here for over 50 years – and this project may be the start of a new industrial chapter, thanks to the collaboration between several partners, over 50 years of maritime operations experience and large oil and gas projects.
"For several years, the oil and gas sector and the suppliers have shown the ability to attract the best expertise – and to continuously push the boundaries of what is possible to achieve in the turbulent Norwegian waters. This expertise is extremely valuablewhen utilising more parts of the area. We will continue with industrial energy production, but now with renewable resources," says Marit Sandbakk, Senior Advisor at Enova.
They have allocated NOK 2.3 billion in support of the Hywind Tampen project and are thus also a central partner in the project.