Episode 2 Mooring line pre-lay operation is released this June 30 on www.floatingwindinstallation.com
The video is the second of 4 episodes that convey the story of WindFloat Atlantic windfarm, from the initial preparation to the actual execution, featuring the three partner companies that made the installation happen: Vryhof, Bourbon Subsea Services and Principle Power.
“I’m fond of following new paths & pioneering within new territories. Floating Offshore Wind is a fast-growing market with a lot of potential. As the world leader in this field of offshore installations, we as Bourbon have to stay ahead,” Hélène Butat Operation manager for Bourbon Subsea services points out. This second episode focuses on the challenges behind the project management and engineering of the installation at sea of turbines representing about half of the size and weight of the Eiffel tower.
The WindFloat Atlantic project marks an important milestone for the industry as this is the first semi-submersible floating wind farm in the world. The windfarm, located 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, is composed of three wind turbines with a total of 25MW capacity, able to generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users each year. WindFloat Atlantic is the first floating wind farm in continental Europe. The project is led by the Windplus consortium, comprising EDP Renewables (54.4%), Engie (25%), Repsol (19.4%) and Principle Power (1.2%).