Equinor has unveiled a new foundation concept that it expects to enable the industrial standardisation of floating wind and enable a gigawatt-scale project if it is successful in its bid in the ScotWind leasing round.

Launched as the COP26 climate conference began In Glasgow, Scotland, the company’s ‘Wind Semi’ semi-submersible wind turbine foundation plan has been designed with flexibility to allow for fabrication and assembly based on local supply chain capabilities, and withstand harsh waters.