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  • 29 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Principle Power has announced the successful decommissioning of WindFloat 1, the company’s 2MW prototype that had been deployed off the Northern Coast of Portugal. The project, originally installed in 2011, was a full lifecycle demonstration of the features and benefits of the WindFloat floating offshore wind foundation concept, and featured a Vestas V-80 2MW turbine. Fabricated […]

  • 8 January 2015

    In 2014 the WindFloat prototype (WF1), Demowfloat’s first installation in Portugal, reached another milestone, it passed the 10GWh mark and has now delivered 12.02GWh of renewable electricity to the grid. The prototype has been in operation for over 3 years and will continue to operate for some time in the future. During 2014 Principle Power […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Qair, formerly known as Quadran Énergies Marines, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with MHI Vestas for three 10 MW offshore wind turbines for the EolMed floating wind pilot project in France. This will be the second floating wind project in which the company’s V164 turbine’s nominal capacity is brought to 10 MW, following Eoliennes […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Simply Blue Energy has submitted an application to the Irish Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out site investigations for a potential floating offshore wind project off Kinsale. The Emerald project, which would use Principle Power’s WindFloat floating foundations, is expected to have a total capacity of up to 1 GW. The […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The termination and testing of the export and array cables at the Windfloat Atlantic project has been completed, JDR Cable Systems said via social media. The third and final floating wind turbine was towed to the project site at the end of May, with connection to mooring and electrical lines then left to be carried out. […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    OffshoreWIND.biz‘s Photo of the Day: The WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm in full array. The WindFloat Atlantic project is almost fully completed, with only the connection of the third turbine left to be done. Bourbon Subsea Services towed the third turbine to its designated location at the end of May, with connection to mooring and […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Bourbon Subsea Services has towed the third 8.4 MW Windfloat Atlantic turbine to its designated location off Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The floating wind turbine, for which Bourbon installed the mooring lines at the site earlier, will be connected over the coming days. A team of more than 70 people will work on setting up […]

  • 28 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The third and final floating wind turbine for the WindFloat Atlantic project has set sail from Spain to the project site offshore Portugal. The turbine will be traveling from the Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20km off Viana do Castelo on a journey that will take three days. At the project site, this […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the three floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project will soon set sail from Spain to its designated location off Portugal. Tractebel Engie reported on 17 May that it fully assembled the third WindFloat Atlantic platform in the port of Ferrol.  The turbine should start its journey to the site off […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Europe installed 3.6GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, which is a new record in annual installations, according to WindEurope.

  • 9 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas and Global Wind Service (GWS) have completed the assembly of the last turbine for the WindFloat Atlantic project. The last of the three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW turbines destined for WindFloat Atlantic was assembled last weekend on the quayside at the Port of Ferrol in Spain, GWS said. The project’s second floating wind platform was […]

  • 3 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The WindFloat Atlantic offshore wind project in Portugal has begun producing power. The project’s first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine began generating power after being connected on 31 December 2019. “The commissioning of the WindFloat Atlantic project demonstrates the maturity and commercial readiness of floating offshore wind technology,” said Principle Power CEO João Metelo. “As the […]

  • 2 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The structure comprises a floating platform developed by Principle Power and an MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine, the largest wind turbine ever installed on a floating structure.

  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Grid Connection

    First Subsea has delivered the cable protection system for the beach landing export cables on the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. According to the UK-based company, the cable protection system is designed to suit the export cable and consists of clamps, bellmouth and cable protection. Hengtong Group was in charge of delivering the export […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) has selected V164-10.0 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for its 30MW floating wind pilot project in the French Mediterranean. Once installed in 2022, EFGL will feature the world’s most powerful wind turbines in commercial operation, MHI Vestas said. The project, developed by a consortium including Engie […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Technology

    The classification society ABS has certified the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind turbines, first of which was installed off the coast of Portugal in October. The semi-submersible units designed by Principle Power are fitted out with 8.4MW MHI Vestas offshore wind turbines and will be installed at a water depth of 100m. The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Portugal’s ASM Industries has tested and floated out the first of the two floating foundations being built for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic wind farm. “The tests were very successful and totally safe, and were the culmination of several months of hard and continuous work,” Adelino Costa Matos, CEO of ASM Industries, said. ”This is a project […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The first WindFloat Atlantic turbine has arrived at its final destination off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The fully-assembled platform and its 8.4MW MHI Vestas turbine set off from the Spanish Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20km off the coast of Viana do Castelo yesterday, 21 October. “We’re breaking new […]

  • 22 October 2019

    By João Metelo, CEO of Principle Power The first WindFloat Atlantic unit, with the turbine fully installed, has just sailed from Ferrol, Spain, towards its destination, 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. It will soon be joined by two more units, which by the end of the year will produce […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The first WindFloat Atlantic platform with the turbine fully installed has set off from the Spanish Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20 kilometres off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Once at the final location, the three floating structures –stretching 30 metres in height and with a distance between each one […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    UK-based DeepOcean has, on behalf of Hengtong Group, completed export cable installation for the first floating wind farm project in the Atlantic Ocean, the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic. DeepOcean’s scope of work included project management, engineering, and execution of all marine activities associated with the installation of an 18-kilometre static and dynamic submarine cable offshore Portugal. […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has reinvested a portion of unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project offshore Portugal. WindFloat will be the first offshore windfarm employing a floating semi-submersible platform to reach the pre-commercial stage following successful prototype testing, the Commission said. The first MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbine […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the first WindFloat Atlantic turbine on its floating platform will begin on Wednesday, 17 July in the outer harbor of Ferrol, Spain. The fabrication and load-out of this first WindFloat platform, developed by Principle Power, was completed last week in Fene, and the platform has been moored to the quayside in Ferrol, […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    JDR Cable Systems has awarded Trelleborg with a contract to design, manufacture and deliver dynamic cable protection products for the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind project. Set for installation off the coast of Portugal in 2019, Trelleborg’s offshore operation will provide Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners, and Uraduct for this project. The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic wind farm will […]