A consortium formed by Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol has placed a 30 MW order with Vestas for the Eolmed offshore wind park, a floating project located 18 kilometers off the coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle, France, 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 meters.
“We are very proud to be part of this emblematic project for France and lead the expansion of floating technology in the Mediterranean Sea,” says Benoît Gilbert, senior director of offshore for Vestas Mediterranean. “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.”
The project also includes an active output management (AOM 5000) agreement, for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 15 years. Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first half of 2024.