Pilot farm offshore of Groix is the winner of the call for tenders for floating wind turbines

The farm project led by Eolfi Offshore France (association between the French company Eolfi and CGN Europe Energy, a subsidiary of the leading Chinese energy company) in the vicinity of Groix and consisting of 4 floating wind turbines with a capacity of 6 MW is one of the first two winners of the floating wind turbine tender launched by the Environment Agency and the Control of Energy (ADEME), with the Gruissan site, in the Mediterranean.

The project of the industrial consortium supported by Eolfi Offshore France, associated with DCNS and Vinci, is to experiment, from 2019, in optimising infrastructure and floating wind technologies, but also by validating the economic model of wind turbine farms. Heavily involved in the structuring of an industrial sector around marine energy, the Bretagne Region supports this industrial project through funding of studies on the specific site. The future farm consisting of up to six floating wind turbines, with a unit capacity of 6 MW, will be built on an area of 17 square kilometers south of the island of Groix, 15 km from the coast, and will provide a total of 36 MW.

 

Source : Bretagne Innovation – 29/08/2016
Photo Credit : Seareed-DCNS