This consent covers use of the Hywind Tampen facilities as well as modifications on the Gullfaks and Snorre fields as well as to the Valemon (Sandsli) control room for power supply to Gullfaks and Snorre.

The Hywind Tampen wind farm will generate electricity for these two North Sea fields, and is the first large wind power development on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

New responsibility

The PSA was delegated supervisory authority for offshore renewable energy production in 2020. Its responsibilities in this area include developing dedicated HSE regulations for offshore wind power and supervising such facilities.

Since Hywind Tampen is closely integrated with petroleum operations on the NCS, the PSA has applied the existing petroleum regulations in its consideration of this development.