World’s largest floating wind turbine starts up in Portugal

in News · 04-01-2020 16:00:00 · 7 Comments

The world’s largest floating wind turbine has begun generating power off the coast of Portugal.

WindFloat Atlantic is being developed by a consortium, with Portuguese utility EDP Renewables holding the majority stake.

The project is connected to a substation in Portugal via a 12-mile cable and secured with chains to the seabed 100 meters below.

The WindFloat Atlantic project is expected to generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users each year.


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By John Evans from Lisbon on 07-01-2020 08:52

Boa Tony Fernandes

By Felipe Carpinelli from Algarve on 06-01-2020 02:03

This is an awesome achievement well done .

By Mervin Naidoo from Lisbon on 06-01-2020 09:45

Portugal is a poor country ,what is needed is a nuclear power station.
Energy is very expensive for the country to progress.

By Manuel pinto from Algarve on 06-01-2020 12:01

Can you inform about who is the project engineering company?

By Gerd Teunissen from Other on 05-01-2020 08:50

Let's show to the world what we are able to do. Maybe the crude is not the futur and the money is not the answer to the problems we face now.
We can have a brighter futur if we want.

By José from Lisbon on 05-01-2020 03:31

I have a few questions and would appreciate you assistance in obtaining responses.
(1) What's the production and consumer cost per kWh generated?
(2) Where is the environmental impact assessment?
(3) How are the ongoing environmental, economic, and social impacts monitored (noise, flora, fauna and humans)?
(4) How many thousands of birds and bats are killed per year by the wind turbines installed off shore and inland in Portugal?
(5) Are the turbines manufactured in Portugal? Or imported from the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany or China?
(6) How are the turbines disposed of once decommissioned?
(7) Finally, aren't nuclear sources of power (thorium, plutonium or SMR reactors more environmentally friendly, more reliable, more efficient, more sustainable, and much more cost effective?
(8) When the "responsible parties" stop burrying their heads in the sand, rationally face nuclear power and honestly educate the public about the huge advantages of a proper managed nuclear power industry?
Thank you.

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 05-01-2020 02:50
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