Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

Watch "Industrialising floating wind"

Did you miss Kristian Holm's webinar on Industrialising floating wind? Don't worry - you can watch it here!

BEL lunch webinar, presentasjon av Trollvind

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Abstract:Equinor and its partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Troll and Oseberg fields, have initiated a study and are looking into possible options for building a floating offshore wind farm in the Troll area some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway. With an installed capacity of about ~1 GW and an annual production of ~4.3 TWh, with a startup in 2027, Trollvind could provide much of the electricity needed to run the offshore fields Troll and Oseberg through an onshore connection point. The Bergen area already serves several of these installations with power – and needs more input to its electricity grid. The plan is that the partnership will buy as much energy as the wind farm can produce at a price that can make the project possible.

Bio:Kristian Holm is the Technology Director, Renewables at Equinor ASARenewable Energy expert with 20 years of experience from the renewable energy business (wind, solar and hydro). Broad experience from design, procurement, manufacturing, installation and operation & maintenance of wind turbines.I have a history from GE Renewables, Kongsberg Group ASA and is currently working for Equinor ASA. I have had several positions covering turbine design, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance. In my last position, I have been heading the Renewable business at Kongsberg, focusing on digitization of the renewable business and how this will affect the business going forward.I have a Master’s degree in finance and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering.Specialties: Renewable energy, Wind energy, Digitalization, Contract negotiations national and international, Purchase negotiations, union negotiations, supplier management, stock management, assortment management, supplier appraisal, international experience, project management, team management, sales and manufacturing.