Vallourec Supplies Seamless Hollow Sections for Hywind Tampen
Vallourec is partnering with Aker Solutions, an engineering company well-established in the global energy industry. As the provider of engineering, procurement and construction services, Aker Solutions commissioned Vallourec to provide seamless hot formed hollow sections for Equinor’s Hywind Tampen floating wind project. For this cutting-edge project, Aker Solutions required pipe material direct from an approved and audited pipe manufacturer. Having already undergone mill and product auditing in 2014, Vallourec fit the bill. In total, Vallourec supplied 340 tonnes of seamless hot formed hollow sections in square, rectangular and round shapes, partly blasted and coated and in accordance with NORSOK standard M-120, Material Data Sheets Y27 and Y07.
The Vallourec Plug Mill in Rath-Düsseldorf and the Continuous Mill in Mülheim produced the range of thirteen sizes needed for the project.
Hywind Tampen is an 88 MW floating wind power project intended to provide electricity for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore field operations in the Norwegian North Sea. It will be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms.