Navantia started the construction of Windfloat

The Spanish public company started manufacturing the floating foundation

Navantia (Spanish public company) began manufacturing the floating foundation of the Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic Project at the Fene shipyard in Spain. The Navantia-Windar joint venture won a contract for the works. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2019. The Windfloat Project has two phases: the first, already completed, was the installation of a 2 MW prototype five kilometers from Aguçadoura. This second involves the manufacture of three wind turbines and their floating bases, which will already operate in more extreme conditions, 20 kilometers from the coast of Viana do Castelo, between 85 and 100 meters deep, where the waves can reach more than 17 meters from above. At the end of June 2019, the semi-submersible foundation will be transported to Ferrol's outer harbor, where an 8.4 MW offshore MHI Vestas wind turbine will be installed above. The complete structure will then be towed to Portugal to be located about 20 kilometers from the coast of Viana do Castelo, in a water depth of 100 meters. WindFloat Atlantic, expected to be operational in 2019, is being developed by WindPlus, a consortium of EDP Renewables, Mitsubishi Corporation (DGE), Chiyoda Corporation, Trust Energy (Engie and Marubeni) and Repsol.