Norway's Equinor is getting ready to throw its hat in the ring to construct a large-scale floating wind farm in the waters off its home shores as it unveiled ambitions to add to its pioneering Hywind Tampen array, now under construction, and original Hywind Demo project.

Equinor signed a collaboration agreement with the Vårgrønn joint venture of Italian oil group Eni with Norwegian energy investment house HitecVision to bid in the Nordic country’s upcoming tender to build a floating wind project in the Utsira North area of the North Sea.