French Floaters to Gather Occitane Businesses

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Midi-Pyrénées region (CCI Occitanie) in France is organizing meetings regarding the EolMed and Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind projects.

The aim of the business-to-business (B2B) meetings is to allow regional companies to better understand the opportunities for collaboration in the two projects.

The event will be held on 31 January 2019 in the DIAGORA Congress and Exhibition Center in Labège as part of the Occitanie Innov exhibition.

A workshop and a presentation of the EolMed and EFGL projects will take place in the first part of the event.

The second part includes the meetings with the developers to discuss the technological needs and skills.

The 24.8MW EolMed project will comprise four Senvion 6.2MW wind turbines installed on Ideol’s Damping Pool floating foundations some 15km offshore Gruissan in an average depth of 55m.

The wind farm is expected to enter the construction phase this year and start operating by late 2020 or early 2021 for a period of 20 years.

EFGL will comprise four GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines mounted on Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible floater in water depths of 65 to 80m.

The 24MW project will be located some 17km off the coast of the Leucate/Le Barcarès area in the Mediterranean Sea.