Navantia and Windar to Build Semi-Submersible Unit for Marine Wind Farm in Portugal

The Joint Venture of Navantia and Windar has been awarded a contract for construction of a semi-submersible floating foundation for an offshore wind farm project by Windplus. The foundation is for installation in the Windfloat Atlantic site off the Portuguese coast. It will be manufactured in the Fene shipyard in Spain and will be delivered at the end of June 2019 in the Outer Harbor of Ferrol, where an MHI Vestas 8.4MW offshore wind turbine will be installed on top of it.
Navantia and Windar to Build Semi-Submersible Unit for Marine Wind Farm in Portugal
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The complete unit will be towed to Portugal and installed about 20 km from the Viana do Castelo coast (Portugal), in waters 100 m deep. The semi-submersible unit is similar to those used in the oil sector: triangular base of 70 m on each side and columns 12 m in diameter and 30 m in height at the vertex.

The stability of the structure is achieved by an automated ballast system. The estimated construction hours are about 250,000 and the project is expected to generate about 100 jobs on average.

This project solidifies the Joint Venture of Navantia-Windar as a manufacturer of offshore wind power worldwide, being the only shipyard that has designed the two most mature concepts in this industry at a technological level: Hywind and Windfloat.

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