Floating wind farm opens to power oil and gas


Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon has officially opened the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

The 11 floating wind turbines, which will supply a third of the power required by two oil and gas fields, have cost €250 million so far. Future investment is predicted to cost €640 million, which is €433 million over original estimates.

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