Vestas, and numerous other partner companies including EDP, Repsol, Principle Power, A. Silva Matos (ASM) and InnovCapital announced the installation of the first offshore wind turbine in Portugal on the WindFloat floating foundation. Vestas supplied the V80-2.0 MW. The unit was installed without using heavy lifting equipment or vessels.
The wind turbine and the substructure was pre-assembled on land, and then towed out to the location at sea where full assembly took place. The location of Portugal's first offshore wind turbine is about 5 km off the coast of Aguçadoura, Portugal.