Construction : 2022-2024
Within the frame of a call for project, the French Government has selected Eolmed, the consortium assembled around BW Ideol’s floating technology, for the development and construction of a 30MW Mediterranean offshore wind farm (3 wind turbines) 15 km off the coastal town of Gruissan.
The consortium is led by the French renewable energy developer Qair and includes Total, BW Ideol and its Damping Pool concrete floater and the wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas.
The commissioning of the wind farm is expected by mid-2024. The FID was announced in May 2022, read here.
BW Ideol's scope of work
BW Ideol is a project partner and supplier of the floating foundation technology.
Summer 2016 : attribution of the Gruissan site to the consortium Qair - BW Ideol
2017-2018 : engineering and application for authorisation
May 2022 : FID
2022-2024 : construction
2024 : operation for a 20 year period
- Capacity: 30 MW
- Installation site: Occitanie (France)
- Water depth: 55 metres
- Key role: Design & engineering of the floaters, co-development of the project
EolMed is set to become one of the first three floating offshore wind farms in France