WindFloat Atlantic goes online offshore Portugal

The WindFloat Atlantic wind farm is now operational offshore Portugal, according to the Windplus consortium.

The first of the three platforms for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm was connected on Dec. 31, 2019.
The first of the three platforms for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm was connected on Dec. 31, 2019.
(Courtesy EDP Renewables)

Offshore staff

LISBON, Portugal – The WindFloat Atlantic wind farm is now operational offshore Portugal, according to the Windplus consortium.

After the energization of the 20-km (12-mi) cable connecting the offshore wind farm and the substation of Viana do Castello, the first of the three platforms was connected on Dec. 31.

The WindFloat Atlantic units – measuring 30 m (98 ft) in height and with a 50-m (164-ft) distance between columns – accommodate what is said to be the world’s largest wind turbine installed on a floating structure of 8.4 MW.

The second WindFloat Atlantic platform recently reached its final destination.

The platforms are anchored with chains to the seabed at a depth of 100 m (328 ft).

The 25-MW WindFloat Atlantic project is expected to generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users each year.

The Windplus consortium comprises EDP Renewables (54.4%), Engie (25%), Repsol (19.4%) and Principle Power Inc. (1.2%).

01/02/2020

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