Following the supply and installation of the mooring lines, Bourbon Subsea Services towed and connected the third 8.4 MW floating wind turbine of the Windfloat Atlantic project.
With a total capacity of 25MW, these are the most powerful floating wind turbines ever installed.
Bourbon, responsible for the project management and engineering of the installation at sea, provided all the naval assets and necessary personnel for the offshore operations for the 3 turbines.
The 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.
With the support of three vessels (the Bourbon Orca AHTS, a port tug and an ROV support vessel laying electrical cables), a team of more than 70 people will set this wind turbine up, culminating at almost 100m height. After towing and connection to the preinstalled anchor lines, BOURBON will carry out the electrical connection operations.