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  • 1 February 2024
    Floating Wind, Industry, Project Updates, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm, has completed its third year in operation, closing in 2023 with an electricity production of 80 GWh. Connected to the grid by the end of 2019 and fully commissioned in 2020, the floating offshore wind farm was developed by the Windplus consortium formed by Ocean […]

  • 2 February 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Ocean Winds, a 50-50 joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, and UK-based startup Zelim have joined forces for a pilot project that will test AI-enabled person detection software for floating offshore wind farms. The project aims to test and prove Zelim’s ZOE technology, AI-enabled software dedicated to person overboard detection that is capable of […]

  • 20 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Principle Power and South Korea’s HSG Sungdong have agreed to a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly advance engineering efforts for the scalable production and assembly of WindFloat technologies. According to Principle Power, the agreement furthers the development of a sustainable domestic supply chain in South Korea and supports the country’s ambition to achieve […]

  • 9 January 2024
    Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Bourbon Subsea Services installed a floating electrical hub (FEH) at the EolMed pilot floating wind farm site in France in Autumn 2023, the company revealed on 9 January. The FEH will be connected to the project’s three floating wind turbines on one side and to the export cable on the other to enable the electricity […]

  • 14 November 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The ATLANTIS project, led by INESC TEC, with the participation of EDP NEW and the support of other technological partners, has completed the first round of tests with autonomous robots on a floating offshore wind platform in Portugal. The demonstration took place at Ocean Winds’ WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm, […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Floating Wind, Foundations, Supply Chain, Technology

    Principle Power has launched a new flat panel, pontoon-based floating wind foundation, called WindFloat F, designed for ultra-shallow wind turbine integration in ports. Having its existing WindFloat tubular design, now called WindFloat T, already proving its mettle offshore and building upon it to bring WindFloat F, Principle Power has now expanded its WindFloat product portfolio […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm, has completed its second full year in operation. The 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic ended 2022 with an electricity production of 78GWh, a five per cent increase in output compared to 2021. Fully commissioned in 2020, the wind farm was developed by the Windplus consortium formed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Metal bending specialist Kersten has been commissioned to produce the curved inverted angle profiles for the floating foundations of the Windfloat Atlantic project in Portugal.

  • 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 […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Vryhof has selected FMGC (Fonderie et Mécanique Générale Castelbriantaise) to provide its clump weights for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project offshore Portugal. WindFloat Atlantic, owned by Windplus SA, is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2019 some 20 kilometers from Viana do Castelo in Portugal at a depth of […]

  • 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 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Navantia has begun manufacturing a floating foundation for the Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project at the Fene shipyard in Spain, after the Navantia-Windar joint venture won a contract for the works a few months ago, the foundation manufacturer informed.

  • 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 […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Windplus has awarded Bourbon Subsea Services with a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm offshore Portugal.

  • 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 […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating project in Portugal has used the first ever Lankhorst Dyneema DM20 mooring tethers.

  • 26 March 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans will supply pre-terminated and factory-tested turbine cables as well as the full scope of T-connectors terminating the dynamic inter-array cables for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm. WindFloat Atlantic will be the world’s first large-scale commercial floating wind project operating at 66 kilovolts (kV). Nexans has been selected to supply its WINDLINK pre-terminated factory-tested […]

  • 15 July 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    WindFloat Atlantic has become the world’s first classed offshore wind farm, after its three 8.4 MW floating turbines were accepted by the ABS Class Committee. The three ABS-classed, semi-submersible floating foundations are designed by Principle Power and are housing MHI Vestas turbines which make a total of 25 MW of capacity. WindFloat Atlantic, of which […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Hartlepool-based subsea cable supplier JDR has been selected by WindPlus as the preferred cable supplier for the 25MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm

  • 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 […]