Equinor gets green-light from authorities on Hywind Tampen project

Equinor gets green-light from authorities on Hywind Tampen project

Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for development and production Norway, said: “Hywind Tampen is a pioneering project and a central contribution to reducing emissions from Gullfaks and Snorre, and I am pleased that both ESA and Norwegian authorities have approved the project.

Saudi wealth fund builds $200m stake in Equinor

Saudi wealth fund builds $200m stake in Equinor

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund built a stake worth about $200 million in Equinor ASA, as the oil-producing nation takes advantage of a market rout.

Crown Estate confirms ScotWind offshore wind leasing to go ahead ‘as planned’

Crown Estate confirms ScotWind offshore wind leasing to go ahead ‘as planned’

The upcoming ScotWind offshore wind leasing round will go ahead “as planned” despite the uncertainty caused by the spread of coronavirus, the Crown Estate confirmed last night.A number of big energy firms, including Equinor, Shell and Total, have all stated their interest in the new leasing areas around Scotland.

US officials to undertake Aberdeenshire floating wind fact-finding mission

US officials to undertake Aberdeenshire floating wind fact-finding mission

Senior staff from a number of US state departments will meet representatives of Norwegian firm Equinor’s those behind the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind project.Equnor’s nine-turbine Hywind floating wind farm, located nine miles off the coast of Peterhead, will be discussed but not visited.

Equinor ditches plan to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight

Equinor ditches plan to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight

Newly appointed federal resources minister Keith Pitt, meanwhile, described the decision as “extremely disappointing,” and particularly hard for South Australia, but stressed that the Coalition would continue to encourage the development of Australia’s offshore fossil fuel resources – and that the Bight was still open for business.“The Bight remains one of Australia’s frontier basins and any proposals for new oil and gas fields in this area will be assessed daily and independently,” Pitt said in a statement on Tuesday.

Equinor to shake up oil portfolio, aims to become ‘offshore wind major’

Equinor to shake up oil portfolio, aims to become ‘offshore wind major’

He said the push to lower carbon intensity would be met primarily through growth in renewables and “changes in the scale and compositions of the oil and gas portfolio”.

Equinor: Floating Wind Farms a Natural Fit for Oil and Gas Companies

Equinor: Floating Wind Farms a Natural Fit for Oil and Gas Companies

The cost of floating wind farms is on a steeper decline than that of traditional offshore wind, with the emerging sector increasingly attractive to oil and gas companies, said Sebastian Bringsværd, head of floating wind development at Norwegian energy giant Equinor.

Equinor places order for carbon-free North Sea supply vessel

Equinor places order for carbon-free North Sea supply vessel

The deal for construction will come into effect in April 2020 and the finished vessel will operate in the Norweigian section of the North Sea. Testin over the contract period will determine whether the technology can deliver 100% carbon-free power over long distances, Equinor said.

Equinor, Shell part of new group preparing ocean renewables plan

Equinor, Shell part of new group preparing ocean renewables plan

Equinor and Orsted will lead a new group formed to tackle climate change by accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technology.Stephen Bull, senior vice president for wind and low carbon at Equinor, said: “Collaboration between nations and companies is needed to accelerate the sustainable deployment of ocean renewable energy.

German firm powers up solar farm in heart of Texas oil field

German firm powers up solar farm in heart of Texas oil field

The facility, southwest of Midland-Odessa in the Permian Basin, has a long-term contract with SK E&S a South Korean natural-gas and renewable-power company.Norwegian energy giant Equinor part owned a stake the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with RWE in Germany before it announced a sale in November.

Equinor aims to lower emissions in Norway to ‘near zero’ in 2050

Equinor aims to lower emissions in Norway to ‘near zero’ in 2050

Equinor has unveiled new targets to reduce emissions from its operated offshore fields and onshore plants in Norway by 40% by 2030, 70% by 2040 and to near zero by 2050.“The new climate ambitions will strengthen future competitiveness and value creation for Equinor, while supporting industrial developments in Norway.”.

World’s Largest Floating Wind Turbine Begins Generating Power

World’s Largest Floating Wind Turbine Begins Generating Power

The WindFloat Atlantic project connected the first of three 8.4-megawatt MHI Vestas turbines planned for installation.While groundbreaking in its own right, Hywind Tampen will directly power operations at two of Equinor's remote oil fields in the North Sea rather than attempting to make an onshore grid connection.

Equinor snaps up more than £60m shares in solar firm

Equinor snaps up more than £60m shares in solar firm

Mr Eitrheim added: “Our shareholding in Scatec Solar remains an important long-term investment for Equinor and reinforces our strategy to develop a strong position in renewables to secure lasting value for our shareholders.

Equinor plots new floating wind farm off Canary Islands

Equinor plots new floating wind farm off Canary Islands

Struggling to end their reliance on expensive fossil fuels for power generation, Spain’s Canary Islands are set to become a test bed for the latest technology in wind energy.

Vineyard Wins as Connecticut Chooses 804MW Offshore Wind Project

Vineyard Wins as Connecticut Chooses 804MW Offshore Wind Project

That was followed this year by a quartet of solicitations in New Jersey, New York, a second one in Massachusetts, and now Connecticut — handing projects to a list of developers that includes Ørsted, Equinor and Mayflower Wind (a joint venture of Shell New Energies and EDP Renewables).

Equinor to share Hywind data with UK renewables sector

Equinor to share Hywind data with UK renewables sector

Equinor and partner Masdar said they have joined forces with UK innovation and research body the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to make the data available to supply chain businesses and academia.

Equinor and ESB form Irish offshore wind partnership

Equinor and ESB form Irish offshore wind partnership

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has launched an Irish offshore wind partnership with renewable energy-focused firm ESB.The Irish firm added the partnership would look to explore the suitability for offshore wind projects capable of being operational by 2030.

Size of floating wind prize ‘immense’ and should involve oil majors, Equinor chief says

Size of floating wind prize ‘immense’ and should involve oil majors, Equinor chief says

The size of the prize in floating offshore wind is “immense” and should involve the big oil and gas majors, according to the renewables boss of Norwegian energy giant Equinor.

New £200m platform deal for Norwegian firm at Dogger Bank

New £200m platform deal for Norwegian firm at Dogger Bank

Norwegian energy services firm Aibel has announced a contract for more than £200 million for the supply of converter platforms at Equinor and SSE’s Dogger Banks wind project.

Equinor sanctions £441m floating wind project

Equinor sanctions £441m floating wind project

Equinor made a final decision to invest in floating wind turbines to power offshore oil platforms off Norway after the government agreed to subsidize a large part of the cost.

Equinor to sell half its stake in German wind farm for £445m

Equinor to sell half its stake in German wind farm for £445m

Roland Dorig, managing partner of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners, said: “We are delighted to invest alongside two of the most experienced offshore wind players in the sector, as well as expanding on our existing relationship with RWE Renewables.

‘World’s largest’ turbines to be used at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

‘World’s largest’ turbines to be used at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

SSE Renewables and Equinor announced today they will use the “world’s largest” turbines at their giant Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the Southern North Sea. Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) turbine is designed by GE Renewable Energy.

GE Wins Second Massive Order for 12MW Offshore Turbines

GE Wins Second Massive Order for 12MW Offshore Turbines

GE has won another huge deal for its 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore turbine, this time for the 3.6-gigawatt Dogger Bank trio of projects in the U.K. The project's co-developers, Equinor and SSE Renewables, named the technology their preferred choice, with the final investment decision due next year.

Equinor’s ‘unprecedented’ £11bn wind investment will rival oil projects, Rystad claim

Equinor’s ‘unprecedented’ £11bn wind investment will rival oil projects, Rystad claim

An expected multi-billion capital investment by Equinor at its new Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm will see it rival its major oil and gas projects, according to Rystad Energy.

China offshore wind agreement part of ‘strong year’ for Equinor, Woodmac says

China offshore wind agreement part of ‘strong year’ for Equinor, Woodmac says

The announcement of an offshore wind agreement between CPIH (China Power International Holding) and Equinor is part of a year that is “shaping up” to be the energy firm’s best, according to Wood MacKenzie (Woodmac).

Equinor and SSE get go-ahead for huge Southern North Sea wind farm

Equinor and SSE get go-ahead for huge Southern North Sea wind farm

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has announced that its joint bid with SSE Renewables to develop a huge 3.6 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind project in the Southern North Sea. The Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm was today successful in its UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction to win a UK Government contract.

Equinor looking ‘very closely’ at North Sea as it plots big commercial floating wind project

Equinor looking ‘very closely’ at North Sea as it plots big commercial floating wind project

Giovanni Battista Picotti, a business development engineer with the firm, said Equinor was “confident” its next project would be a 200 megawatt (MW) commercial-scale floating wind farm.Mr Battista Picotti said: “We took the decision to develop Hywind Tampen because we needed to keep the momentum high in the development of floating wind.

Equinor signs key pacts for major CCS project

Equinor signs key pacts for major CCS project

Equinor, in cooperation with its partners Shell and Total, is studying the possibilities for developing a CO₂ storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).Final binding commercial agreements will depend on positive investment decisions for the Northern Lights project, the Norwegian State’s full-scale carbon capture and storage project and for third-party projects.

Orkney green operator given Equinor wind farm contract

Orkney green operator given Equinor wind farm contract

Green Storm is a dedicated vessel for the offshore wind industry, providing transportation of personnel and cargo to installations.Simon Underwood, Equinor’s marine and logistics leader for the Dudgeon project, said: “We are delighted to start this relationship with Green Marine and look forward to working together closely.”.

Shell, Equinor, SSE back new project to address offshore wind ‘barriers’

Shell, Equinor, SSE back new project to address offshore wind ‘barriers’

The second stage of the Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) programme, announced by the Carbon Trust, said it aims to reduce consenting risk, project maturation time, cost and the environmental impact of new and existing UK offshore wind farms.