Equinor has begun a study with partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields to determine the feasibility of a 1 GW floating offshore wind farm in Norway. TotalEnergies, Shell, and ConocoPhillips, Equinor’s partners, plan to create the Trollvind floating offshore plant in the Troll area, which is located about 65 km west of Bergen.

Reportedly, Trollvind could supply clean energy to the Troll and Oseberg offshore fields via an onshore connection point, with an installed capacity of roughly 1 GW and a yearly output capacity of 4.3 TWh. The wind farm could speed up offshore wind development in Norway while also delivering additional power to the Bergen region, in addition to providing green electricity to oil and gas installations. The partnership plans to purchase a large amount of clean energy generated by the Trollvind wind farm at a price to make the project feasible. As per the estimates, the offshore wind farm could produce power for less than $0.10 per kWh. It is scheduled to go live in 2027.

Earlier this month, Equinor and Technip Energies decided to collaborate on the development of floating wind steel semi-substructures. The partnership intends to speed up the development of technology for floating offshore wind projects while also reducing costs and expanding local value prospects.