INSTALLING WINDFLOAT ATLANTIC

EPISODE 3: FLOATER PREPARATION

7 July 2020

Release of the 3rd video episode of the human adventure of the WindFloat Atlantic installation, the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm

Today, the third episode of a video series on the installation of the WindFloat Atlantic project is available online, entitled “Installing WindFloat Atlantic | Episode 3: Floater preparation”.

At the port of Ferrol, Tiago Godinho, Operation Manager at Principle Power, is working with the rest of the team on preparing the floater for offshore installation. For Tiago it is very gratifying to see WindFloat Atlantic project come into reality as he has been working with WindFloat® technology for a long time and feels personally vested in the success of the project. Follow him in the WindFloat Atlantic project.

The video is the 3rd of 4 episodes that convey the story of WindFloat Atlantic windfarm, from the initial preparation to the actual execution, featuring the three partner companies that made the installation happen: Bourbon Subsea Services, Principle Power and Vryhof.

The WindFloat Atlantic project marks an important milestone for the industry as this is the first semi-submersible floating wind farm in the world. The windfarm, located 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, is composed of three wind turbines with a total of 25MW capacity, able to generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users each year. WindFloat Atlantic is the first floating wind farm in continental Europe. The project is led by the WindPlus consortium, comprising EDP Renewables, Engie, Repsol and Principle Power.

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