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World’s Largest Wind Farm Becomes Operational

0 shares Share 0 Tweet 0 Pin 0 Share 0 The world’s largest wind farm, located off the coast of Norway, became operational last Sunday. The wind farm was constructed by a Norwegian state oil company, Equinor, with… Read More

The world’s largest wind farm, located off the coast of Norway, became operational last Sunday. The wind farm was constructed by a Norwegian state oil company, Equinor, with the purpose to power the company’s North Sea oil and gas production.

According to EcoWatch, the wind farm will have 11 turbines which will generate 88megawatts of power when completed. Seven turbines are scheduled to start working in 2022, but they will generate 60 megawatts. The remaining four turbines will start working in 2023.

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“I am proud that we have now started production at Hywind Tampen, Norway’s first and the world’s largest floating wind farm,” Equinor’s executive vice president for Projects, Drilling and Procurement Geir Tungesvik said in a statement. “This is a unique project, the first wind farm in the world powering producing oil and gas installations.”

According to Equinor, the wind farm will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 200,000 tonnes per year, and will give about 35% of the company’s electricity needs. 

Currently, most of Norway’s energy comes from renewable sources, but the country exports oil and gas. Still, scientists warn that 19 countries, including Norway, have to stop oil and gas production by 2034 if we’re to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.


Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.

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