July 17 (Renewables Now) - The 25-MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm is slowly coming together with the installation of the first turbine on its platform beginning today in the port city of Ferrol, Spain.
The project co-developer, EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR), said Wednesday the turbine assembly will continue over the coming weeks to get it ready for offshore operations. At the end of this summer, the floating structure will be shipped to its location 20 kilometres (12.43 miles) off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
The WindFloat Atlantic farm will have three MHI Vestas turbines mounted on floating platforms fixed to the seabed.
The project is owned by the Windplus SA consortium in which EDP Renovaveis holds a 54.4% stake. France’s Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) controls 25%, while Spanish oil company Repsol SA (BME:REP) and US floating wind foundation specialist Principle Power Inc hold 19.4% and 1.2%, respectively.