28 Mar '18, 11am

Read @rechargenews In-Depth #Exclusive: Powering floating wind into the future

Principle Power Inc (PPI) was one of the earliest movers in the floating wind space, installing a prototype of its semisubmersible WindFloat platform concept, topped with a 2MW Vestas turbine, off Portugal in 2011 — just two years after energy giant Statoil switched on its Hywind 1 unit off Norway — and running it for five years as a “commercial life-cycle” demonstration project. The platform is a three-column steel design, which combines water entrapment, or ‘heave’, plates at the base of each column along with an “active ballast” hull-trim system and a conventional three-line, chain-based mooring spread for stability offshore in water depths of 40-1,000 metres. The WF1 produced at a very high capacity throughout its time in the Portuguese Atlantic, generating nearly 17GWh as it weathered extreme environmental conditions, including waves more than 17 metres high and winds...

Full article: http://www.rechargenews.com/wind/1453789/powering-floatin...

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