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MHI Vestas' third floating unit spins at Atlantic prestige project

The third and final offshore wind turbine installed upon floating foundations off the coast of Portugal is now in operation, the OEM informs and calls the endeavor a milestone for floating offshore wind.

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The third of three MHI Vestas model V164 8.4 MW offshore wind turbines is now installed atop floating foundations off the coast of Portugal. The facility is thereby online and is generating power for the country's grid, the turbine maker informs in a statement.

The Danish-Japanese manufacturer's units are the world's hitherto largest commercially operated offshore wind turbines installed upon floating platforms. The installation is located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, at 100 meter in depth.

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