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27 November 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, R&D

The Portuguese Government has approved the Industrial Strategy for Ocean Renewable Energies (EI-ERO) with the aim of developing the country’s offshore wind potential.

10 November 2017

Portugal’s renewable energy mix could be boosted by offshore – and especially floating – wind, as the country could meet 39% of its electricity demand with wind power by 2030, while 25% is currently covered with 5GW of wind turbines on land. 

28 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

The Council of Ministers in Portugal has approved the development of the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic (WFA) floating wind farm project in Viana do Castelo. With the approval from the government, the project can enter the offshore construction phase and will receive a license to connect to the national grid by 18 December, 2016, according to a statement […]

16 November 2015 Wind Farm Update

EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda Corporation (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol today announced an agreement to implement a floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Portugal, known as the WindFloat Atlantic (WFA) project. The project, located 20 km off the Portuguese coast […]

16 January 2015 Business & Finance

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is hosting a session at the Atlantic Stakeholder Conference in Porto, Portugal next week (Tuesday, 20th January 2015). Bringing the key players from European open-water ocean energy test sites together, the session will identify key issues of common interest across marine energy test sites, and share information to enable […]

23 September 2014 Business & Finance

AXYS Technologies Inc. has announced that the WindSentinel platform ordered by EDP Inovação (EDPi) under the European funded project, DemoWFloat, has been deployed off the coast of Portugal near Viana do Castelo. The WindSentinel floating LiDAR platform was delivered ahead of schedule and EDPi will now use it to test and monitor the performance of their […]

4 September 2014

Portugal and the United States of America have joined efforts in 2014 to organize the WavEC Annual Seminar entitled “Fostering Transatlantic Growth of Marine Renewables”. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America and American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal supported under the high patronage of His Excellency, […]

5 August 2014 R&D

On July 29, WavEC Offshore Renewables successfully launched the first prototype of the offshore monitoring buoy being developed under the KIC-OTS program in Algés at the mouth of the river Tagus, Portugal.  The operation was a result of two years of research, design and implementation. The buoy has been designed and equipped to aid in the […]

11 July 2014 R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

On the 08th of July, the Demowfloat project launched the project’s Dissemination Centre in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. At the Diana Bar, Póvoa de Varzim, diverse information about the Demowfloat project and the WindFloat® technology is now available. The exhibition will be open to the public for free until July 2015. The Demowfloat project was set […]

8 February 2013 R&D, Technology

On 23-24 January, part of Wave Energy Centre’s (WavEC) team has been performing measurements at a wave tank of the University of Porto’s Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) to prepare the testing of a wave energy converter at this tank in April.  The Wave Energy Centre is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2003 dedicated to the […]

31 August 2012

The array of three WaveRoller units has been successfully deployed on 11th of August near Peniche in Portugal. The units were towed to the site in perfect weather conditions and attached to the mooring system already set up in advance. The sub-sea cable was connected on board and the power transmission and automation tested on […]

15 August 2012

ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has provided certification services for the design, fabrication and installation for the first WindFloat facility. The WindFloat Aguçadoura unit is a 2 MW floating wind turbine moored in slightly less than 50 m water depth 4 km offshore the northern Portuguese coast. The […]

6 July 2012 Technology

The WidnFloat is the pioneer turbine worldwide installed on a floating foundation. In addition to being the first offshore wind turbine in Portugal, this is the first offshore wind turbine to be installed without the use of heavy-lift vessels or piling equipment at sea, according to the companies involved in the project. The WindFloat is […]

17 June 2012 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Principle Power, Energias de Portugal, Repsol, A. Silva Matos (ASM), Vestas Wind Systems A/S and InovCapital announced the inauguration of Portugal’s first offshore wind turbine on June 16th, 2012. The turbine is installed on an innovative floating foundation called the WindFloat. In addition to being the first offshore wind turbine in Portugal, this is the first offshore wind turbine to be […]

12 January 2012

The three 100kW modules for the project Wave Roller arrived to Peniche Shipyard (PNS) on January 2. This is the latest technology from a Finish company, AW-Energy Oy, which produces energy from the waves. These generators are going to be installed near the sea shore of Peniche, where the prototype was previously tested. The pre-commercial […]

14 December 2011

Energias de Portugal Renováveis SA has become the first World Ocean Council (WOC) member from the offshore renewable energy sector, and the first member from Portugal. Energias de Portugal Renováveis SA (EDPR) is a world leader in renewable energy. The company is present in the US, Canada, Brazil, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Romania and […]

2 December 2011

Capitalizing on its experience and leadership in offshore oil and gas marine services, BOURBON continues to extend its range of services and strengthen its positions in the offshore wind industry. BOURBON has just installed an innovative offshore wind structure in the Atlantic. In perfect conditions off the coast of Portugal at Aguçadoura, BOURBON has installed […]

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: […]

25 November 2011

On Monday 28 November, in Lisbon, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will present a new maritime strategy for growth and jobs in the Atlantic Ocean area, just adopted by the European Commission. The strategy identifies challenges and opportunities in the region and takes stock of existing initiatives that can support growth and […]

12 August 2011 R&D

Twenty-three university students of 21 different nationalities are currently studying tidal movement in the protected Ria Formosa nature… By Carrie-Marie Bratley (theportugalnews) [mappress] Source: theportugalnews, August 12, 2011

27 July 2011 Business & Finance

EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy producer, today announced that an additional 1.37 GW of capacity were installed over the last 12 months, of which 486 MW were added in 1H 2011 (around 60% of the expected installation for FY 2011). Electricity output in 1H […]

7 March 2011

Seattle based company Principle Power has announced that they have signed a contract with Energias de Portugal to deploy a 2 megawatt… By By Aaron Colter (ibtimes) [mappress]   Source: ibtimes, March 07, 2011

25 February 2011 Business & Finance

The Portuguese coast may be the site of the first ever floating offshore wind turbines. If all goes well, the wind industry could embark…   By Melissa Mahony (smartplanet) [mappress] Source: smartplanet, February 25, 2011

21 February 2011 Business & Finance

Principle Power, Inc., Energias de Portugal, or EDP, and InovCapital – Sociedade de Capital de Risco, SA have signed a project agreement… (quote) [mappress] Source: quote, February 21, 2011

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 […]

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 […]