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28 July 2020

Release of the final episode of the human adventure of the WindFloat Atlantic installation, the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm

Today, the final episode of a video series on the installation of the WindFloat Atlantic project is available online, entitled “Installing WindFloat Atlantic | Episode 4: Hook-up”.

The different pieces of the puzzle are coming together in this final episode to complete the installation of the windfarm. The hook-up operation has had to face new challenges, which have been successfully overcome by the professional and committed installation team.

The video is the final 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: Bourbon Subsea Services, Principle Power and Vryhof.

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, Engie, Repsol and Principle Power.