MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the EolMed floating wind project in France
The company will provide three V164-10.0 MW turbines for the EolMed project, which is being developed by Qair (formerly known as Quadran Énergies Marines).
MHI Vestas chief executive Philippe Kavafyan said, “EolMed is another significant building block as we will deploy our V164-10.0 MW turbine atop Ideol’s floating foundation. This collaboration with Qair and Ideol will undoubtedly help accelerate the floating sector from demonstration to commercial-scale projects.”
The V164-10.0 MW turbines installed on Ideol’s foundations will be located in the Mediterranean approximately 18 km off the coast of Gruissan in the Aude region.
Following announcements about the Groix & Belle Ile and Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) projects, the 30-MW EolMed project is the third floating offshore wind project for MHI Vestas in France and the sixth overall.
EolMed will be the second floating wind project in which the V164 turbines will have a nominal capacity of 10 MW.
EolMed is scheduled for installation in 2023 and is one of the four floating offshore windfarms awarded in 2016 by the French state with ADEME, France’s Agency for Environment and Energy Management, with the agency providing partial financing.