31 Jul '16, 1pm

France has awarded two floating wind farm tenders

France has awarded two floating wind farm tenders

It was announced today that EolMed, a consortium led by French clean energy developer Quadran, has won a tender for a 24MW pilot floating offshore wind farm in the French Mediterranean Sea. The project will consist of four turbines located 15km off the coast at Gruissan. ADEME, France’s environment and energy management agency, launched a tender for four offshore wind farm sites last year. A consortium of French offshore wind developer Eolfi and Chinese nuclear firm CGN won the second tender for a four-turbine floating wind farm off the island of Groix, Brittany. The Gruissan project will be installed and commissioned in 2020. Germany’s Senvion SE will provide an adapted version of its 6.2M152 turbine, which boasts a rotor diameter of 152m and the ability to provide energy to 4,000 homes. EolMed will supply the floating foundation for the turbines. General Electric will pr...

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