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MHI Vestas Confirms Full Power at Floating Wind Project in Continental Europe

Power News - Published on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

Image Source: MHI Vestas WindFloat Atlantic
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirmed that the final of three V164 8.4 MW turbines is now generating power to the Portuguese grid. The third and final V164-8.4 MW turbine installed on Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat floating platform has now completed testing at the WindFloat Atlantic project site, and is generating clean, renewable wind power to the Portuguese grid. The three V164-8.4 MW turbines are the largest commercially-operating wind turbines installed offshore on floating platforms anywhere in the world.

The project site is located 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal at a sea depth of 100 meters. The WindFloat Atlantic project has been developed by the Windplus consortium, made up of EDP Renewables, Engie, Repsol and Principle Power.

WindFloat Atlantic is the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe, and will deliver an installed capacity of 25 MW, enough to deliver clean electricity equivalent to the amount used by 60,000 consumers in one year.

MHI Vestas has also been selected as preferred supplier for the “Eoliennes flottantes du golfe du lion” project, being developed by a consortium including WindFloat Atlantic partners EDP Renewables and Engie. The EFGL project is anticipated to utilise three V164-10.0 MW turbines, also sitting atop Principle Power’s WindFloat platform.

About WindFloat Atlantic
Developer: WindPlus
Turbines: 3 x V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas
Blade tip height: 190 meters
Foundation: WindFloat (floating, semi-submersible)
Foundation technology supplier: Principle Power, Inc.
Project Capacity: 25 MW
Location: Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Northern Region
Distance From Shore: 20 km
Sea Depth: 100 metres
Nominal Voltage: 66 kV
Noteworthy fact: Largest and most powerful wind turbines operating on a floating foundation

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 31 Jul 2020
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