LOC Renewables, a division of LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, recently completed its role as Marine Warranty Surveyor (“MWS”) on the Windfloat Atlantic Project. This involved the installation of the largest turbine to be mounted on a floating platform to date.
The project involved a single Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (“SPMT”) loadout and float-off for one floater in the port of Ferrol, Spain. LOC then oversaw the integration of MVOW 8.4MW Wind Turbine Generators’ (“WTGs”) onto floaters in the port of Ferrol, Spain.
LOC also provided MWS services for the installation of the mooring systems, the sail away from Ferrol, arrival on site and hook-up to moorings and the installation of array cabling including pull-in of the dynamic riser.
The project spanned from 2019 to June 2020, with LOC working alongside Windplus S.A.
Commenting, Peter Croll Renewables Technical Director of LOC Group, commented:
“We are very pleased to have concluded our works on the Windfloat Atlantic Project. Whilst this was a very challenging project, due to the deep-water location, it was a fascinating one to be involved in, and LOC’s role within the installation team contributed to the successful outcome.
Working on this project reaffirms our reputation of having long-term marine experience with floaters and subsea infrastructure, leaving us well positioned to support other floating offshore wind technology projects in the future.”