ABB transformers to power world’s tallest floating wind turbines

ABB has been selected to deliver its power transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines to the joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the WindFloat Atlantic windfarm that will be located off the coast of Viana de Castelo, Portugal.

These 66 kV transformers for floating applications are specifically engineered to be extra resilient against strong vibrations and extreme and sudden movements encountered on floating wind farms, the company stated in the press release.

The transformers will be installed in each of the three turbines of the floating offshore wind farm, which comprises the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed on a floating foundation, more than double the height of the Statue of Liberty, the release said.

The WindFloat Atlantic windfarm will come into operation in 2019.

Source: ABB