MARSILLE, France– Bourbon Subsea Services has won a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25-MW WindFloat Atlantic windfarm offshore northern Portugal.
Windplus contracted the company to install three floating wind turbines of 8.3 MW, 20 km (12 mi) off Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The project includes project management, engineering and the procurement of the complete mooring system (supplied by Vryhof).
The mooring systems with three sets of three mooring lines will be pre-laid in the first phase. The wind turbines will be then towed to the offshore site and hooked up in a second phase, which will also include the installation and hook up of the inter-array electrical cables. Bourbon will provide a variety of marine assets required for the different phases of the operations, including AHTS, tugs, and ROVs.