Bourbon Subsea Services has towed and connected the Windfloat Atlantic project’s third 8.4 MW floating wind turbine, located 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast.
Bourbon, responsible for project management and construction engineering at sea, provided the 3 turbines with all the naval equipment and staff required for the offshore operations.
BOURBON’s project team worked in close coordination with its client WINDPLUS encompassing EDPR, Engie, Repsol and Principle Power, together with the partners Navantia / Windar joint venture, the A-Silva Matos group, wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas and dynamic cables manufacturer JDR Cables as well as Vryhof, the anchoring system supplier.
A team of more than 70 people will set up this wind turbine with the help of three vessels, culminating at nearly 100 meters in height.
Bourbon will carry out the electrical connection operations after towing and connection to pre-installed anchor lines.
“This last step in the WindFloat Atlantic project marks a turning point for floating wind power, which goes from the prototype to a pre-industrial stage. The successful completion of this project demonstrates the potential of floating wind turbines and is a source of pride for BOURBON, which is taking part in the development of renewable energies, drawing on years of experience and professionalism at sea.”Patrick Belenfant, CEO Bourbon Subsea Services.