By Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica:
Portugal’s first offshore wind turbine has been installed and certified care of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which provided certification services for the design, fabrication, and installation of the 2MW WindFloat Agucadoura unit. The floating wind turbine now sits in waters of slightly less than 50 metres some 4 kilometres off the northern coast of Portugal.
The installation of the WindFloat Agucadoura also marks another milestone, according to ABS. The WindFloat project was the first offshore wind deployment in the world that did not require heavy-lift equipment offshore… Read more