The 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm is now fully operational and supplying electricity to Portugal’s electrical grid.
The WindFloat Atlantic project features three MHI Vestas 8.4 MW turbines mounted on Principle Power’s semi-submersible floating foundations.
Following the connection of the last of the three wind turbines to the 20-kilometre export cable connecting the wind farm to the substation at Viana do Castelo, the construction of the wind farm is now complete.
WindFloat Atlantic is the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm and will generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users per year, saving almost 1.1 million tons of CO2, the Windplus consortium said.
The three floating turbines, the largest ever to be installed on a floating platform, were assembled at the Port of Ferrol in Spain prior to being towed to the installation site.
The Windplus consortium comprises EDP Renewables, Engie, Repsol, and Principle Power.