The world’s first twin-rotored floating wind power platform is on track to be moored offshore “in the coming weeks”, following finalisation of the assembly of EnerOcean’s innovative W2Power prototype on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Built at the Astican shipyard near Los Palmas, the 1:6 scale unit – a triangular steel semisubmersible with angled turbines at two corners that ‘weathervanes’ into the wind – will be put through its paces in 65 metres of water in a three-to-four month fast-track testing programme, as the developer ramps up plans for a maiden full-size array.