A pre-commercial project of 3 units

EOLMED Project

Construction : 2022-2023


Within the frame of a call for project, the French Government has selected Eolmed, the consortium assembled around BW Ideol’s floating technology, for the development and construction of a 30MW Mediterranean offshore wind farm (3 wind turbines) 15 km off the coastal town of Gruissan.

The consortium is led by the French renewable energy developer Qair and includes Total, BW Ideol and its Damping Pool concrete floater and the wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas.

The commissioning of the wind farm is expected by 2023.

BW Ideol's scope of work 

BW Ideol is a project partner and supplier of the floating foundation technology.

 

Schedule 

Summer 2016 : attribution of the Gruissan site to the consortium Qair - BW Ideol

2017-2018 : engineering and application for authorisation 

2022-2023 : construction

2023 : operation for a 20 year period

 

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT, VISIT THE DEDICATED WEBSITE

 

  • Capacity: 30 MW
  • Installation site: Occitanie (France)
  • Water depth: 55 metres

Eolmed will be the Mediterranean's first offshore wind farm

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