Floating offshore wind turbine for Portugal

In addition to being the first offshore wind turbine in Portugal, this is the first offshore wind turbine to be installed without the use of any heavy lift vessels or piling equipment at sea,” says manufacturer Principle Power. It is assembled on land, then towed to the siting area in the ocean, an approach that saves considerable amounts of time and money. Even the substations float. (Both are anchored to sea bed with lines.)

The installed turbine is 2 MW, enough for 1,300 homes.

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