Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

Gudmund Olsen (Statoil): Hywind

Gudmund Olsen
Gudmund Olsen (Statoil)
Stian Backe

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Gudmund Olsen visited Bergen Energy Lab on the 2nd of May 2017. Gudmund works for Statoil with development of new energy strategies, and he gave a talk about Hywind: Statoil’s successfully developed floating offshore wind turbine technology.

The Hywind demo has been tested in Norwegian waters since 2009. Based on the demo, larger turbines are currently being assembled at Stord in Norway to be towed to Scotland, where they will constitute the world’s first floating wind farm.

(After Gudmund’s presentation, a guided tour at the wave tank at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences was arranged.)