- Published: 13 March 2020 13 March 2020
X1 Wind has announced that the design of the PivotBuoy system has been completed and is now ready for manufacturing at DEGIMA facilities in Santander (Spain). The PivotBuoy Project aims to validate the benefits of the PivotBuoy system, a system for mooring, connection, installation & operation of floating wind.
This will be done by testing a part-scale platform with a Vestas V29 turbine adapted in a downwind configuration and grid connected to PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands. The project has now entered the manufacturing phase prior to assembly and installation which is planned for Autumn 2020. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.