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The Environment

Portuguese utility EDP Renewables has good news about its WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm, the first project of its kind with semi-submersible platform bases. In its first full year of operation, WndFloat Atlantic’s three turbines produced 75 GWh of electricity, exceeding expectations for the pre-commercial scale development.

“The project has performed well above expectations. It has registered high levels of availability and a production that has exceeded expectations for many months,” said EDPR project director said José Pinheiro. “We wanted to share these positive results of a project that has marked a ‘before and after’ in the offshore wind energy industry because of the technology used and because it has become the first floating and semi-submersible wind farm in the world.”  Read on.