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  • 3 January 2020

    The WindFloat Atlantic offshore wind project in Portugal has begun producing power. The project’s first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine began generating power after being connected on 31 December 2019. “The commissioning of the WindFloat Atlantic project demonstrates the maturity and commercial readiness of floating offshore wind technology,” said Principle Power CEO João Metelo. “As the […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has reinvested a portion of unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project offshore Portugal. WindFloat will be the first offshore windfarm employing a floating semi-submersible platform to reach the pre-commercial stage following successful prototype testing, the Commission said. The first MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbine […]

  • 21 October 2019

    The first WindFloat Atlantic platform with the turbine fully installed has set off from the Spanish Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20 kilometres off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Once at the final location, the three floating structures –stretching 30 metres in height and with a distance between each one […]

  • 28 May 2020
    Project & Tenders

    The third and final floating wind turbine for the WindFloat Atlantic project has set sail from Spain to the project site offshore Portugal. The turbine will be traveling from the Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20km off Viana do Castelo on a journey that will take three days. At the project site, this […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    The installation of the first WindFloat Atlantic turbine on its floating platform will begin on Wednesday, 17 July in the outer harbor of Ferrol, Spain. The fabrication and load-out of this first WindFloat platform, developed by Principle Power, was completed last week in Fene, and the platform has been moored to the quayside in Ferrol, […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Technology

    Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by Principle Power. The second generation of WindFloat technology, addressed by the present AIP, is intended to be part of a pilot array of floating offshore wind turbines in the French Mediterranean Sea, to be […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Project & Tenders

    Metal bending specialist Kersten has been commissioned to produce the curved inverted angle profiles for the floating foundations of the Windfloat Atlantic project in Portugal.

  • 8 September 2016

    Principle Power has withdrawn its lease request for a site approximately 25 kilometres west of Oregon’s Port of Coos Bay, where the company had planned to set up its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. The project was proposed by Principle Power in May 2013 and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave its approval in early 2014. […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Tekmar has completed a quick turnaround project in under four weeks for DeepOcean and its ultimate client Hengtong. The works saw Tekmar deliver over 6.5 kilometers of protection weighing over 6.5 tonnes of TEKTHANE polyurethane for the EDP WindFloat project off the coast of Portugal. James Ritchie, CEO of Tekmar, said: “We are proud of […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Project & Tenders

    Windplus has awarded Bourbon Subsea Services with a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm offshore Portugal.

  • 2 January 2020

    The structure comprises a floating platform developed by Principle Power and an MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine, the largest wind turbine ever installed on a floating structure.

  • 26 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    A consortium of partners led by Principle Power has been awarded a USD 3.6 million grant from the U.S Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop, validate and operate DIGIFLOAT, the world’s first digital twin software tailored to floating offshore wind applications. This digital twin model will be a real-time, high-fidelity numerical […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Principle Power has announced the successful decommissioning of WindFloat 1, the company’s 2MW prototype that had been deployed off the Northern Coast of Portugal. The project, originally installed in 2011, was a full lifecycle demonstration of the features and benefits of the WindFloat floating offshore wind foundation concept, and featured a Vestas V-80 2MW turbine. Fabricated […]

  • 23 October 2019

    Portugal’s ASM Industries has tested and floated out the first of the two floating foundations being built for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic wind farm. “The tests were very successful and totally safe, and were the culmination of several months of hard and continuous work,” Adelino Costa Matos, CEO of ASM Industries, said. ”This is a project […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    The last of the three floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project will soon set sail from Spain to its designated location off Portugal. Tractebel Engie reported on 17 May that it fully assembled the third WindFloat Atlantic platform in the port of Ferrol.  The turbine should start its journey to the site off […]

  • 8 November 2018

    DNV GL has completed a lenders’ technical due diligence on the 25MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm project in Portugal.

  • 2 January 2020

    The structure comprises a floating platform developed by Principle Power and an MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine, the largest wind turbine ever installed on a floating structure.

  • 8 January 2015

    In 2014 the WindFloat prototype (WF1), Demowfloat’s first installation in Portugal, reached another milestone, it passed the 10GWh mark and has now delivered 12.02GWh of renewable electricity to the grid. The prototype has been in operation for over 3 years and will continue to operate for some time in the future. During 2014 Principle Power […]

  • 8 January 2015

    In 2014 the WindFloat prototype (WF1), Demowfloat’s first installation in Portugal, reached another milestone, it passed the 10GWh mark and has now delivered 12.02GWh of renewable electricity to the grid. The prototype has been in operation for over 3 years and will continue to operate for some time in the future. During 2014 Principle Power […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Technology

    Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by Principle Power. The second generation of WindFloat technology, addressed by the present AIP, is intended to be part of a pilot array of floating offshore wind turbines in the French Mediterranean Sea, to be […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Aker Solutions has purchased an initial 5% stake in Principle Power, forming an alliance that brings its offshore oil & gas engineering expertise into the floating offshore wind market.

  • 3 July 2020
    Project & Tenders

    The termination and testing of the export and array cables at the Windfloat Atlantic project has been completed, JDR Cable Systems said via social media. The third and final floating wind turbine was towed to the project site at the end of May, with connection to mooring and electrical lines then left to be carried out. […]