EQUINOR POSTPONES TROLLVIND OFFSHORE WIND INITIATIVE INDEFINITELY
Equinor will postpone a further development of the Trollvind offshore wind initiative indefinitely. The project was located some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway. This decision is based on several challenges facing the project, including technology availability, rising cost and a strained timetable to deliver on the original concept.
Equinor has previously announced reduced activity in the project due to technical, regulatory, and commercial challenges to the project. Behind the decision of putting Trollvind on hold are several challenges facing the broader offshore wind industry. Rising costs have challenged the original concept that Trollvind would not require any financial support and it is no longer a commercially sustainable project.
Furthermore, changes in the technical solutions due to preferred technology not being available has made the concept less viable.
The knowledge and learning from working on Trollvind will be applied to other projects as Equinor remain committed to developing floating offshore wind power at Utsira Nord and outside Norway.
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