Origo Solutions awarded new offshore wind contract
31 May 2021: Origo Solutions has been awarded the contract as SCADA system integrator for UK wind farms by Equinor. Origo Solutions will be responsible for the complete delivery of the common Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which will be used to operate wind farms from Equinor’s new highly integrated UK regional control room . This will be first implemented in Doggerbank A,B and C.
“We are very pleased and excited to be awarded this contract. The award is a sign of confidence from Equinor, based on 20 years of good collaboration in implementing safe, smart and efficient technology solutions. This contract is a milestone in our strategic commitment to improve optimization of production and operations in the renewable industry”, says Bjørn-Tore Lenes, CEO of Origo Solutions.
Origo Solutions is a recognized technology company and specialist supplier of industrial safety, automation and data management systems for monitoring, control and protection of both offshore and onshore facilities. Origo Solutions is based in Norway and has offices in Kristiansand (HQ), Arendal and Stavanger, and is a part of Moreld.
Equinor is one of the largest offshore wind developers globally and has set a clear target to accelerate profitable growth in renewables. It is building material offshore wind clusters in the North Sea, the US East Coast and in the Baltic Sea and is pursuing new offshore wind opportunities in Europe as well as in other regions such as Asia and the Americas.
In the UK, Equinor currently powers around 750,000 homes through operating three wind farms; Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon, and the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.
Equinor is developing plans to extend both the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon wind farms, doubling its offshore wind capacity off the coast of Norfolk.
Equinor will also operate Dogger Bank, the largest offshore wind farm in the world, from the Port of Tyne. When complete it will be capable of generating around 5% of the UK’s electricity demand.
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