Floating wind energy generator

A floating wind platform was installed in the Canary Islands of Spain soon to deliver power to the area’s smart grid. 

Called the X30 by X1 wind, the platform is fitted with a turbine.  It is stationed at a 50-meter depth in a downwind configuration connected to a mooring system and a preinstalled dynamic cable.

The installation of the floating platform requiring only small vessels is a key milestone for the company and the floating wind sector.  It reduces not only the costs but also the impact on the seabed.  

The project will be tested in fully operational conditions until March 2023.  Data obtained from the X30 will contribute to de-risk the technology, improve the design, and get the certification of commercial-scale platforms in preparation for upcoming offers in Spain and other countries worldwide.

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