The project is called Windfloat and it is based on an offshore wind farm in which wind turbines are placed on a floating platform anchored to the seabed. This will be the first wind power plant floating worldwide and will be 20 km from the coast of Viana do Castelo, Atlantic city of the year 2018.
The company responsible for this project is Windplus, a subsidiary company of EDP Renováveis, Repsol and Príncipe Power, and will have European Investment Bank financing funding close to 60 million. The second phase of the project will be called Windfloat Atlantic, will last three years and the total investment will be 125 million euros.
The wind farm in Portugal will have the capacity to produce enough electricity for 60,000 people, with a capacity of 25 MW transmitted by three wind turbines with a capacity of 8.4 MW each and placed on floating platforms, anchored in the seabed at a depth of 100 meters.