As from today, the final episode of the video series entitled ‘Installing WindFloat Atlantic | Episode 4: Hook-up’ is available online.
The hook-up operation required a lot of coordination and interface management given that a number of parallel activities had to be carefully planned and several vessels, as well as subsea operations, needed to be synchronized. The installation has been made possible thanks to the teamwork of the 3 partners, each providing its own expertise: Bourbon Subsea Services was in charge of the project management, procurement and engineering of the installation at sea, Vryhof was responsible for delivering the full mooring package, and Principle Power was responsible for the full engineering and certification of the platform, in addition to providing its patented WindFloat technology solution and overseeing the floaters’ fabrication and offshore installation.
The WindFloat Atlantic project marks an important milestone for the industry as this is the first semi-submersible floating wind farm in the world. The wind farm, located 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, is composed of three 8,4 MW wind turbines, the world largest turbines ever installed on a floating platform able to generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users each year, saving almost 1.1 million tons of CO².
In case you missed the previous three video clips, you can watch them again below. The final Hook-up operation is Episode 4.
EPISODE 1: MOORING SUPPLY
EPISODE 2: MOORING LINES PRE-LAY OPERATION
EPISODE 3: FLOATER PREPARATION
EPISODE 4: HOOK-UP OPERATION