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Vestas Secures Offshore Order for Floating Wind Project Eolmed in France

Madrid - A consortium formed by Qair, Total Energies and BW Ideol has placed a 30 MW order for the Eolmed offshore wind park.

This is a floating offshore project located 18 km off the French coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle in the Mediterranean Sea.

The contract includes the supply, transport, installation supervision and commissioning of three V164-10.0 MW wind turbines. The turbines will be installed on floating foundations in Port-la Nouvelle and towed to their final location, where they will be anchored to the seabed at a depth of around 60 metres.

“We are very proud to be part of this emblematic project for France and lead the expansion of floating technology in the Mediterranean Sea. Floating wind energy will soon become a game-changer that will allow us to significantly extend the frontiers of wind power. We expect the unparalleled competitiveness of Vestas’ technology combined with our experience in floating offshore project execution will strengthen our customers’ business case in the large commercial scale projects coming over the next years”, says Benoît Gilbert, Senior Director Offshore Vestas Mediterranean.

Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first half of 2024.

Source: IWR Online, 27 Jun 2022