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Qair, TotalEnergies, and BW Ideol have placed a 30-MW order for Eolmed offshore windpark, which is a floating project 18 km off the coasts of Gruissan, France and Port-la Nouvelle in the Mediterranean Sea.
The contract covers the supply, transportation, installation supervision, and commissioning three V164-10.0MW wind turbines. The turbines will then be placed on floating foundations at Port-la Nouvelle before being towed to their final location. There they will be anchored to a seabed depth of approximately 60 metres.
Active Output Management (AOM 5000), an agreement that covers maintenance and service of wind parks over the next 15-years, is also included in the project.
“We are proud to be part of this iconic project for France and lead the expansion of floating technology throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Floating wind energy is a game-changer that will enable us to significantly expand the frontiers in wind power. We expect Vestas’ unrivaled competitiveness, combined with our experience in floating offshore project execution, will strengthen our customers’ business case in large commercial scale projects over the next year,” says Benoit Gilbert Senior Director Offshore Vestas Mediterranean.
Delivery and commissioning of turbines are scheduled for the first half 2024.
Vestas is a pioneer in floating winds and has been installing turbines on floating foundations over a decade, including projects off the coasts Portugal and Scotland. Vestas has successfully installed more than 7 GW offshore wind worldwide since 1995 with this project.