In Spain, we are demonstrating the SATH concept, which is a concrete twin-hull barge structure, made of modular, pre-fabricated components. The design has a single point of mooring, which means it aligns itself to the current and wave direction.
The DemoSATH project uses a 2MW turbine which was assembled in the port of Bilbao in northern Spain. The platform, including the turbine, has been towed to the BiMEP test site, which is 2 miles offshore with a water depth of 85m. Hybrid mooring lines, composed of chains and fibre, anchored to the seabed hold the unit in position.
Status: In operation since September 2023