Market leader in the installation of floating offshore wind farms, BOURBON affirms its commitment to contribute to the growth of the renewable energy industry.
The Bourbon Subsea Services turnkey offer includes:
- installation and pre-tensioning of mooring lines,
- towage of floats to the site,
- connection of the floats to the mooring lines
- installation of energy export cables, operation assisted by ROVs.
Our expertise in each of these areas enables us to deliver operational excellence at every phase of a project: carrying out operations to the highest safety standards, within budget and time allowed in order to limit production shutdowns, and commissioning of new turbines to ensure the start of production as soon as possible.
WindFloat Atlantic operation
After supplying and installing the mooring lines, Bourbon Subsea Services towed and connected the third 8.4 MW floating wind turbine of the Windfloat Atlantic project, 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast. With a total capacity of 25 MW, these are the most powerful floating wind turbines ever installed. In charge of project management and offshore installation engineering, BOURBON has put in place all the maritime and human resources required for the operations of the 3 turbines.
This lump sum project demonstrates the group's expertise in towing, subsea robotics, positioning and electrical cable laying, as well as its ability to coordinate all stakeholders involved.
This installation of the world's first semi-submersible floating wind farm is a true human adventure for the men and women who contributed to it. Follow the WindFloat Atlantic adventure exclusively through the voices of the three partners (Bourbon Subsea Services, Vryhof, Principle Power)!
Bourbon Subsea Services' participation in the large-scale WindFloat Atlantic project - a turning point for floating wind turbines - now positions the group as the European leader in the installation of offshore wind turbines. The fact that the leading magazine of Oil&Gas World Oil asked BOURBON in August 2020 for a white paper on offshore wind energy is the perfect illustration of this. This article not only comes back to the progress of the WindFloat Atlantic project, but also provides a portrait of the wind energy industry, its challenges and opportunities.
BOURBON installed the first wind turbine at the Kincardine site, off Aberdeen in Scotland, for the Spanish construction group Cobra. Relive one of the group's "pioneering" projects in pictures.
Thanks to its experience in the installation of floating wind turbines, Bourbon Subsea Services was able to quickly and efficiently implement the engineering phase of this turnkey project, initiated in May 2018. The deployment of all operational phases, including the towing of the float to Dundee, the pre-installation of the 4-line mooring system and the installation of the fully assembled turbine on site, was optimized by using the local supply chain.
BOURBON's project team worked closely with Cobra Wind, the prime contractor, Principle Power, the designer of the semi-submersible floating foundations, and Vryhof, the supplier of the anchoring system.