Wood Group’s clean energy business has been selected to carry out power performance testing (PPT) on Europe’s largest onshore wind project in Norway.
The one gigawatt (GW) Fosen Vind project, comprising six onshore wind farms on the peninsula of Fosen, the island of Hitra and in Snillfjord, will deliver enough electricity to power up to 170,000 homes when complete.
Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy, will install 29 metrological masts to measure wind speeds and will also conduct data monitoring and analysis during the site calibration phase on behalf of Statkraft.
It will follow up by installing power monitoring equipment to number of the wind turbine generators for the power curve test phase.
The value of the contract is not disclosed.
The six wind farms are expected to generate 3.4 terrawatt hours (TWh) of power a year when completed and commissioned, expected by 2020.
Robbie Gibson, director of asset management at Wood Group – clean energy, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Statkraft on this important project, which we believe to be one of the largest of its kind.
“PPT allows you to compare the actual power curve for a wind turbine to the warranted power curve provided by the wind turbine manufacturer, and to ensure that the manufacturer corrects any sources of underperformance.”