This initiative builds on the success of the WindFloat1 prototype that was in operation between 2011 and 2016. It successfully generated energy continuously over the course of five years, surviving extreme weather conditions, completely undamaged.
WindFloat Atlantic features the world's largest commercially available wind turbines of nearly 9 MW each, which helps boost power generation and drive significant reductions in life cycle costs. Also, its ease of installation makes it possible to replicate this initiative in other locations and facilitates the commissioning of infrastructures of its kind regardless of geographical boundaries.
The project has had the support of public and private institutions, including the Portuguese government, the European Union, and the European Investment Bank, as well as companies that are leaders in their respective markets.
Currently, the first platform with a fully installed turbine is headed towards its final destination 20 km away from Viana do Castelo.
See how the project is developing:
Installation of the first Windfloat Atlantic project turbine on its floating platform in the outer harbor of Ferrol.