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30 June 2020

Release of the 2nd video episode of the human adventure of the WindFloat Atlantic installation, the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm

Today, the second episode of a new series on the installation of the WindFloat Atlantic project is available online, entitled “Installing WindFloat Atlantic | Episode 2: Mooring line pre-lay operation”.

At the port of Leixoes, Portugal, childhood memories resurface. Hélène Butat, Bourbon Subsea’s Operation Manager, feels at home again. After a long period of preparations and engineering, the mooring lines of the WindFloat Atlantic Floating Turbines are being installed. Join Hélène, leader of the whole installation project, on her adventure. Follow her in the WindFloat Atlantic project.

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: Bourbon Subsea Services, Principle Power and Vryhof.

Episode 3 “Floater preparation” will be released on July 7th and the final episode 4 “Hook-up Operation” closing the saga with the 3 units installed, released late July 2020.

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.