DEMONSTRATION AND BENCHMARKING OF A FLOATING WIND TURBINE SYSTEM FOR POWER GENERATION IN ATLANTIC DEEP WATERS
The objective of the FLOATGEN project is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of floating-wind turbines, in order to expand the development potential of offshore wind farms into more windy and deeper waters that are not currently commercially viable and demonstrate potential in decrease of costs for electricity generation. The project will also assess the performance of such combination of wind turbine and floating structure technology to get the knowledge to improve the performance of future up-scaling projects of this technology.
1st of June. Equipped with a floating foundation designed by the French expert, Ideol, and built by Bouygues Travaux Publics in Saint-Nazaire Port, it will be installed on the Centrale Nantes offshore test site, SEM-REV, off the coast from Le Croisic.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 295977