Trine Borum Bojsen on Tuesday joined Equinor as senior vice president for North Sea Renewables with a to-do list that includes finishing the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, and ramping up the Norwegian energy giant’s push into floating technology.
Bojsen, previously chief operating officer at developer Copenhagen Offshore Partners and a former senior executive with Orsted, starts work as the oil & gas group accelerates an energy transition push heavily focused on the North Sea region.
“As we construct Dogger Bank, [at 3.6GW] the largest offshore wind farm in the world currently being built, develop yet more expertise in floating offshore wind, and add to our portfolio with new projects, this will be an era of evolution for Equinor and for the offshore wind industry,” Bojsen said.
As well as co-developing Dogger Bank off eastern England with SSE, Equinor has already built major UK fixed-bottom projects and pioneered commercial floating wind with the Hywind Scotland array. In its home market Norway it is constructing the Hywind Tampen that at 88MW will become the world’s largest floating project and decarbonise North Sea offshore oil facilities, ahead of planned participation by Equinor in the first Norwegian offshore wind tenders.