Vestas said a consortium formed by Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol has placed a 30 MW order for the Eolmed offshore wind park, a floating project located 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle, France, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Vestas said 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 metres.
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.
“Floating wind energy will soon become a game-changer that will allow us to significantly extend the frontiers of wind power,” said Benoit Gilbert, Senior Director Offshore Vestas Mediterranean, said in a news statement.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first half of 2024.
Vestas has installed turbines on floating foundations for over a decade including projects off the coasts of Scotland and Portugal. With this project, Vestas has installed over 7 GW of offshore wind globally since 1995.