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France-based offshore services provider Bourbon has completed the installation of the mooring system for the Floatgen wind turbine – first of its kind in France – at the SEM-REV site off Brittany. The turbine will be installed by the end of the year.
French engineering school and research institution École centrale de Nantes (ECN) has invited tenders for the provision of the anchoring system for maintaining in position the Énergie Marine Renouvelable (EMR) demonstrators at the SEM-REV offshore test site for marine renewable energy. The first application and use of the anchor will be for a floating wind turbine demonstrator. The deadline for submitting bids […]
Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, alongside its French regional partner Wenex Equipments, last year formed a Franco-Scottish consortium which has led to the group successfully securing a £2.5million/€3.5million contract. The project involves manufacturing and installation of the array cabling infrastructure on the SEM-REV marine renewable energy project 16 nautical miles offshore the city […]
Floating offshore wind turbine Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, has started delivering electricity to the grid.
The Floatgen floating offshore wind turbine is now ready to supply clean energy to the French electrical grid, after Mojo Maritime replaced a defective connection box at the SEM-REV test site, which was preventing an electrical connection to marine energy converters.
The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine has been towed to the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site off the Croisic, France. The Floatgen turbine left the Port of Saint-Nazaire on Sunday, 29 April and arrived at the site some 20 kilometres off the Croisic on Monday, 30 April, Centrale Nantes said. In the next […]
France-based Ideol and Japan's Acacia Renewables, Macquarie Capital's wholly owned subsidiary, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the first utility-scale commercial floating offshore wind farm in Japan.
France's Ideol has secured EUR 15 million funding from energy investor Kerogen Capital in order to accelerate the commercialization of its floating foundation solution in key geographies.
The 2MW Floatgen wind turbine, the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast, has produced its first electricity in the port of Saint-Nazaire while undergoing tests.
The Floatgen wind turbine is currently being prepared for deployment off Croisic at the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site in France. This is both the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast.
Floatgen project partners are scheduled to inaugurate the 2MW floating wind turbine today, 13 October, after it was fully assembled at the Saint Nazaire port in France.
The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine project has reached another milestone with the installation of the transition piece onto the recently completed concrete floating wind foundation in the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France.
The square ring-shaped floating foundation, the heart of the Floatgen floating wind project, was launched yesterday at the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France.
Building a floating foundation in concrete has shown to be a cheaper solution, not only construction-wise but with O&M taken into account as well, since the material is much more durable at sea – as learned from the offshore oil & gas industry – according to Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol.
Euskalforging, the manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, has signed a contract to supply all the flanges for the foundation and the tower for the Floatgen project, a floating wind demonstration project in France.
France-based offshore services provider Bourbon has won a contract for the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France, the 2MW Floatgen.
The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine has started taking shape in the Port of Saint-Nazaire with over 50% of the construction works now completed, Ideol, the lead developer of the project, said.
French floating foundations designer Ideol will use a 2MW Vestas V80 wind turbine for the Floatgen project, the first of its kind in French waters, the company told Offshore WIND. ''The V80 wind turbine has effectively been delivered at Saint-Nazaire in June. The floating foundation construction is progressing well and, according to our initial planning, the […]
French transport engineering company, OCTRA, has been contracted to supply the construction barges as well as associated equipment and skilled staff for the first building phase of the Floatgen project. The company will also work on the full float out of the 5,000-tonne caisson. OCTRA is supporting the Floatgen project together with her sister company Coordinadora and […]
The construction works on Ideol's Floatgen project have started this month, as announced in June,with the wind turbine and most of the mooring system components now unloaded at the Saint-Nazaire port and the barge on which the construction is taking place already in position at Quai des Charbonniers. Le Béon Manufacturing is supplying the material needed for anchoring Floatgen, based […]
The EUR 11 million FORESEA programme opened its first call for support package applications on 27 July, offering successful applicants a free access to test ocean energy technologies in real sea conditions at the project's network of open sea test centres. The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) project was launched earlier this month […]
A new EUR 11 million project, funded by the Interreg NWE (North-West Europe) programme, part of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), has brought together Europe’s ocean energy test facilities to support demonstration of offshore wind, tidal, and wave energy technologies in real-sea conditions. Led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy […]
The construction of the first wind turbine to be installed off the French coast – Floatgen – was officially launched today. The 2MW offshore wind turbine, set to be put into operation for the first time in 2017, will feature the first full-scale demonstrator of the ring-shaped floating foundation developed and patented by Ideol and built by Bouygues […]
Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), a French engineering school and research institution, has selected an international consortium led by Le Béon Manufacturing to supply the material needed for anchoring Floatgen, a floating wind turbine demonstrator developed by the French company Ideol. The concept is based on a concrete floater built by Bouygues Travaux Publics. ECN invited tenders […]
A tri-nation accord between firms based in Ireland, France and the UK is to result in shared research technology designed to dramatically reduce risks faced by developers of renewable tidal and wave power schemes around north western European coast lines. Known as MOREDATAS (Methods to Obtain Refined Environmental DATA from the Seas) the project addresses […]
SEM-REV, French offshore test site for marine renewable energy, was officially opened on August 25 in Croisic. SEM-REV is equipped at sea and on land for the testing of full scale (floating) offshore wind and wave power prototypes under operational conditions. The multi-technology test site, operated jointly by the CNRS and Centrale Nantes, is equipped with an electric cable with a […]