MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will be the wind turbine supplier for the floating Groix and Belle-Ile offshore wind project in France.
This will be MHI Vestas’ first project in France, and its fourth floating project. The compamy will be supplying three of its V164-9.5 MW turbines.
“Installing the 9.5 MW machine for the Groix and Belle-Ile project will build on our experience from WindFloat Atlantic in Portugal and Kincardine in Scotland,” says Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas. “The oceanic conditions we see in the west of France are representative of 80 percemt of global floating potential, so we look forward to delivering our technology to France and leveraging our experience for future floating projects.”
The project will consist of several partners, including developer FEFGBI; shareholders CGN Europe Energy, la Banque des Territoires and EOLFI; and industrial partners MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Naval Energies.
The project is slated to be installed off the coast of Brittany in 2022 at a water depth of 55-70 meters.