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What is wind energy all about?

Offshore wind energy is generated by grouping a series of wind turbines that float in the sea. Their major advantage is that by floating in the sea they can ensure more stable wind speeds while avoiding any possible obstacles. Ultimately, they generate eco-friendly, renewable wind energy.

How does offshore wind energy work?

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    Wind turbines harness wind power. The wind doesn't encounter any obstacles and reaches constant, high speeds, while producing large amounts of renewable energy.
  • Wind turbine and blowing wind icon
    The force of the wind spins the blades of the turbine and converts wind energy into kinetic energy, which is transferred through underwater cables to the coast.
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    Once there, the electricity goes through a substation where it is transformed and then transported by electric lines to homes, businesses, hospitals, and more.
  • Advantages of offshore wind energy

 

The location of the offshore wind farm, in deep waters and far off the coast, allows it to harness the natural resource of strong, high-speed winds much better than onshore wind farms.
  • Close-up of the WindFloat platform assembly

    Disruptive and innovative technology

    The installation of the semi-submersible wind platforms in deep waters minimizes its environmental impact and makes it possible to exploit wind resources that had been inaccessible to date.
  • Wind turbines at sea against a clear sky backdrop

    Guaranteed supply of clean energy

    This offshore wind farm guarantees uninterrupted, carbon-free, clean energy production throughout its entire 25-year-long useful life.
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    Free of geographical boundaries

    Its location at sea and ease of installation make it possible to replicate in other locations. It can also withstand extreme weather conditions, such as 112 km/h winds, completely undamaged.
  • Discover Windfloat Atlantic, the first semi-submersible floating wind farm in the world

    The world's first semi-submersible wind farm features innovative technology that makes it possible to harness offshore wind energy. This project belongs to the WindPlus consortium, comprising EDP, Renováveis, Engie, Repsol, and Principle Power

WindFloat Project Overview

The first semi-submersible floating wind farm in the world that features innovative technology enabling it to harness offshore wind energy.
Structure designed to anchor itself at depths greater than 40 m
First-ever floating wind farm on the Iberian Peninsula
Capable of withstanding 17-meter waves and winds of more than 60 knots
Features an expected capacity of up to 25 MW (enough power for 60,000 people)
Boasts the largest and most powerful turbines ever installed on a floating structure
It has a maximum height (base + tower + rotor) of 190 meters, half the size of the Empire State Building
The rotor is 164 meters in diameter, double the size of the largest passenger airplane in the world
The A certificate

Highest rating awarded to our eco-friendly power generation

The Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) awarded us the highest rating – the A certificate – for the environmentally friendly origin of the electricity we market: 93.5% renewable, with a guarantee of origin, and 6.5% low-emissions energy. This makes us the only major retailer to be awarded this certificate in the past year.
Proyecto WindFloat Atlantic, un molino de viento en el mar