20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castello, Portugal, is about to be the new home to the largest floating wind turbine in the world, an 8.4-megawatt (MW) ABS-classed offshore wind turbine. This is continental Europe’s first large-scale floating wind farm. A belief is that this renewable installation is ushering in the Golden Era of wind, especially offshore wind.
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— Principle Power (@principlepower) November 8, 2019
A press release states that the 8.4 MW offshore wind turbine is about to be installed. It is scheduled to go online at the end of 2019.
“Large highly-efficient turbines reduce capital costs as well as operating costs, so the deployment of the world’s largest floating offshore turbine is a significant milestone in this emerging industry.”
As Continental Europe’s first large-scale floating wind farm, it is the first of three ABS-classed, SEMI Submersible Type units designed by Principle Power housing MHI Vestas turbines. The three will make up for a total of 25 MW of floating offshore wind power.
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