Artist impression of EolMed floating wind turbine at sea

BW Ideol Signs EUR 4 Million Worth of Contracts for EolMed Project

BW Ideol has signed an engineering contract and licence agreement for the EolMed project in France, with the contracts valued at more than EUR 4 million in total.

EolMed wind turbine; Image source: Vestas (MHI Vestas)

The EolMed project was fully consented in February 2021, BW Ideol writes.

The floating wind farm, to be installed in water depths of around 60 metres, will comprise three Vestas 10 MW wind turbines installed on the Damping Pool floating foundations, for which Ideol was selected earlier.

The 30 MW pilot project, located in the Mediterranean Sea, 18 kilometres off the coast of Gruissan, is scheduled to be up and running in 2023.

This March, Bureau Veritas was awarded a contract for project certification for the floating wind farm. The certification process will encompass the design specifications, the integrated load analysis, and the design evaluation with a review of analysis reports, structural drawings and specifications. The certification company will also perform independent strength and fatigue analysis.

EolMed is owned by Qair and French energy major and oil giant Total, which bought a 20 per cent stake in October 2020.