Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The WindPlus consortium led by EDP Renovaveis SA  has inked a firm turbine supply order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S for a 25-MW floating wind project in Portuguese waters.

The joint venture between Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is contracted to erect three V164-8.4 MW turbines on Principle Power’s triangular, semi-submersible WindFloat foundations. The so-called WindFloat Atlantic project will be executed about 20 km off the coast of the Norte Region at a sea depth of 100 metres.


MHI Vestas said in a statement that this will be the floating wind farm with the largest and most powerful wind turbines. The plant will be able to generate enough power to supply some 18,000 homes in Portugal.


Each of EDP Renovaveis, Mitsubishi Corp, Repsol Nuevas Energias SA, Chiyoda Corp, Engie (EPA:GSZ) and Marubeni Corp have a stake in Windplus and operate the Portugal-based company as a joint venture.


Mitsubishi will participate in the project through its European power generation business Diamond Generating Europe Ltd. Engie and Marubeni, in turn, will take part through a unit of their own joint venture TrustEnergy BV, namely Trustwind BV. Repsol Nuevas Energias is a subsidiary of Spanish oil and gas major Repsol SA.