French vitality main TotalEnergies has began development of the Eolmed mission, operated by Qair and through which TotalEnergies has a 20 % stake.
This 30 MW mission is positioned some 12 miles off the coast of Gruissan and Port la Nouvelle. The beginning of manufacturing is anticipated by 2024.
The wind farm will include three 10 MW wind generators mounted on metal floats and related to the French Electrical energy Transmission Community by an underwater cable.
In accordance with Complete, the mission meets the goals of the companions to make sure its good environmental integration and to advertise the know-how of the Occitanie Area because of the involvement of all of the stakeholders.
Eolmed is a part of the Occitanie Area’s technique to relocate industrial manufacturing – the consortium has chosen a three way partnership fashioned by Matière and Ponticelli to supply the floats in Bagnac-sur-Célé and Port-la-Nouvelle. This three way partnership will profit from the port’s new infrastructure and can mobilize greater than 600,000 man-hours of labor throughout Occitania.
This mission is a part of TotalEnergies’ technique to develop floating wind vitality, which permits entry to deeper websites, farther from the coast, and to reap the benefits of higher wind sources. The corporate is growing this expertise in France and overseas by way of a number of tasks at completely different levels of improvement:
In France, along with the Eolmed mission within the Mediterranean Sea, TotalEnergies is collaborating in a young in Brittany to develop a floating wind farm with Inexperienced Funding Group and Qair.
In South Korea, TotalEnergies is growing a portfolio of over 2 GW of floating offshore wind with Inexperienced Funding Group. As for the UK, the corporate is growing the 96 MW Erebus mission within the Celtic Sea with its accomplice Merely Blue Power,
Within the U.S., the French firm launched the TotalEnergies SBE U.S. three way partnership with Merely Blue Group to contribute to the expansion of floating wind within the nation.
“We’re proud to contribute by way of Eolmed to France’s improvement in floating offshore wind, a really promising section through which TotalEnergies notably brings its intensive expertise in offshore tasks. Along with our companions, we are going to mobilize our know-how and our greatest sources to fulfill the technological and industrial challenges of this mission, which meets the twin goal of growing native content material whereas offering renewable vitality,” mentioned Olivier Terneaud, VP Offshore Wind at TotalEnergies.
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