Les Aeoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s 10 MW wind turbine for its 30 MW floating offshore wind pilot project off Leucate and Barcarès in France.
The three V164-10.0 MW turbines will be the most powerful turbines operating on a floating platform, according to MHI Vestas. The project is pegged for commissioning in the first half of 2022.
EFGL had originally planned for a project output of 25 MW, but the MHI Vestas machines will allow the company to boost the number to 30 MW while reducing the number of floating platforms to three.
“We’re looking forward to reuniting with partners ENGIE, EDP Renewables and Principle Power Inc. for the project following our current collaboration on WindFloat Atlantic in Portugal,” EFGL says.