Floatgen breaks new records in 2020
Floatgen, the 2 MW floating wind turbine, installed at the Sem-Rev test site (off Le Croisic), produced 14% more power in 2020 than in 2019, reaching an annual total of 6.8 GWh.
After exceeding expectations in 2019, the Floatgen wind turbine sets a new record in 2020 by producing 6.8 GWh, for a total of 12.8 GWh in two years.
The wind turbine faced very challenging weather conditions, with maximum wave heights of nearly 11 meters in February 2020. The excellent performance and seakeeping performance of Ideol's patented Damping Pool® technology are thus once again confirmed.
Given these performances, Ideol has confirmed its partnership with Ecole Centrale de Nantes, which operates SEM-REV, the site on which Floatgen is installed, and signed an agreement which extends the operation of the floating wind turbine by 3 years.
These 3 additional years will allow Ideol to pursue its research activities in order to further optimize its solution.
Floatgen remains the first and only offshore wind turbine installed in France.
At a time when many commercial projects are announced around the world, and in particular the imminent call for tenders for a 250 MW commercial farm in southern Brittany, these new results confirm Ideol's leadership and its position as a key player in the global floating wind market.