MHI Vestas has once again been selected as preferred turbine supplier for a French floating offshore wind project and is to supply three V164-10.0 MW turbines for the Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) pilot project
The project, developed by a consortium including Engie and EDP Renewables, will deploy three V164-10.0 MW turbines on WindFloat semi-submersible platforms from Principle Power.
The parties plan to use Port La Nouvelle in southern France as the assembly harbour before the turbines are towed into place more than 16 km off the coast of Leucate and Le Barcares.
The 30-MW pilot project is a continuation of the successful partnership between EDP Renewables, Engie, and MHI Vestas from the WindFloat Atlantic project, which is currently being installed in Portugal.
EFGL is the fifth floating wind project for which MHI Vestas will supply turbines, following WindFloat 1, WindFloat Atlantic, Kincardine, and Groix & Belle Ile.
MHI Vestas head of floating wind Albert Winnemuller said, “MHI Vestas is proud to be selected as preferred wind turbine supplier for our second floating project in France.
“We continue to refine our technology and experience in the floating sector and are exceptionally pleased to be installing the world’s first 10 MW turbine for EFGL.”