Generating the future of Offshore Wind Energy

Ocean Winds

Ocean Winds is the result of a 2019 joint venture by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE. Both companies share the vision in which renewables, particularly offshore wind, play a key role in the global energy transition. That is why they created a 50-50 joint venture for offshore wind.

EDPR and ENGIE are combining their offshore wind assets and project pipeline under OW, beginning with 1.5 GW under construction and 4.0 GW under development, with the target of reaching 5-7 GW of projects in operation or construction and 5-10 GW under advanced development by 2025.

One of its floating wind farms is located offshore North of Portugal. In 2019, the Windfloat Atlantic wind park was a pioneer project, with 3 turbines, the biggest in the world at this time, with a capacity of 8.4 MW each.

The innovative focus of the project was the design of a floating offshore wind for the exploitation of wind power at depths of more than 40m, based on experience from the oil and gas industry, to support multi-MW floating wind turbines in offshore applications. The floating is semi-submersible and anchored to the seabed. Its stability is achieved via water entrapment plates at the bottom of the three columns, and a static and dynamic ballast system.

The WFA project is a joint venture between Repsol, Principle Power and Ocean Winds

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