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  • 26 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted ABB to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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, […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Wind Farm Update

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

  • 14 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    The UK-based First Subsea has secured a contract to provide Platform Mooring Connectors (PMCs) for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. The company will supply nine PMCs, each with a 5500kN minimum breaking load, to the project’s three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW wind turbines to be installed 20km offshore Viana do Castelo. The PMCs will be used to connect […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Aker Solutions has purchased an initial 5% stake in Principle Power, forming an alliance that brings its offshore oil & gas engineering expertise into the floating offshore wind market.

  • 11 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    China’s Hengtong has been awarded a contract by REN – Rede Electrica Nacional, S.A., the operator of transmission grids in Portugal, to design, manufacture and install the submarine export power cable system for the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project.

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Principle Power has unveiled a new brand identity and logo as part of a rebranding initiative that embodies the company’s new stage in the deployment and commercialization of its floating wind technology.

  • 19 July 2016

    Principle Power and KIC InnoEnergy have entered a partnership which includes a EUR 4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy in bringing Principle Power’s WindFloat to the market. The partnership encompasses advanced technology development and commercialisation, including engineering, third party analysis and certification, business development and dissemination. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018, following a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 June 2016

    Principle Power has concluded the 5-year testing campaign of the WindFloat Prototype. Principle Power, along with its project partners EDP, Repsol, Portugal Ventures and A. Silva Matos, have installed the 2MW WindFloat Prototype (WF1) 5km offshore of Aguçadoura, Portugal, in October 2011. Principle Power and its project partners said they were pleased with the results of the testing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over the Portuguese WindPlus consortium by Chiyoda Generating Europe (CGE), Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE), EDP Renewables, Trustwind and Repsol NE.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 November 2011

    Energias de Portugal (EDP) and Principle Power, Inc. (Principle Power) announce the successful offshore deployment of a full-scale 2-megawatt (MW) WindFloat off the coast of Agucadoura, Portugal. This installation represents the beginning of a new sector in the offshore wind industry and is the result of continued hard work by all WindPlus JV partners including: […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Germany Confirms Offshore Grid Development Plan by 2025 German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has confirmed a plan for the offshore grid development by 2025 (Offshore-Netzentwicklungsplan 2025), which regulates the connections of wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas to the German transmission network. Portugal Okays 25MW WindFloat Atlantic The Council of Ministers in Portugal […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The WindPlus consortium has signed a firm order with MHI Vestas to provide three V164-8.4 MW turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project situated near the coast of Northern Portugal.

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Windplus S.A. will receive around EUR 96 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s NER300 programme and the Government of Portugal to build the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm.

  • 27 May 2016
    Environment

    Floating wind technology developer Principle Power has joined the World Ocean Council (WOC), the global, multi-industry alliance on “corporate ocean responsibility.” Principle Power CEO, Joao Metelo, said: “Principle Power believes that WOC provides a unique, international multi-sectoral ocean industry forum that is important to the growth of our company and the offshore wind energy sector overall. For […]