Principle Power and partners inaugurate first Portuguese offshore wind turbine

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM

Principle Power, Energias de Portugal, Repsol, A. Silva Matos (ASM), Vestas Wind Systems and InovCapital report 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 installed without the use of any heavy lift vessels or piling equipment at sea.
All final assembly, installation and pre-commissioning of the turbine and substructure took place on land in a controlled environment. The complete system was then wet-towed offshore using simple tug vessels.

The WindFloat is equipped with a Vestas v80 2.0 MW turbine capable of producing enough electricity for 1,300 households.
The system is located 5 km off the coast of Aguçadoura, Portugal, and has already produced in excess of 1.7 GWh.

The WindFloat ushers in a new era in the offshore wind industry permitting utilities to target the highest quality wind resources, independent of water depth.
In addition, projects can realize significant cost and risk reductions as a result of the onshore fabrication and commissioning scheme.

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