The latest addition to the world’s floating wind fleet hit the water when the RWE-backed DemoSATH turbine was launched on Wednesday in Bilbao, Spain.

The load-out and launch marked another step forward for the SATH (swing around twin-hull) concept pioneered by Saitec Offshore Technologies in conjunction with the German utility giant.

There was applause and shouts of ‘bravo’ after the launch of the concrete platform and its 2MW turbine, which was watched by VIPs including Teresa Ribera, Spain’s ecological transition minister.