MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the EolMed floating project and will supply three V164-10.0 MW turbines.
The emergence of floating offshore wind in France took another step forward, as Qair (formerly known as Quadran Énergies Marines) tabbed MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply three V164-10.0 MW turbines for the EolMed pilot project.
The project will contribute to the unique V164 cumulative experience, as the floating offshore wind industry sets its sights on commercial-scale developments in the coming decade. It will be the second floating project in which the V164 nominal capacity is brought to 10 MW. With more than 160 MW of V164 planned for floating operations, MHI Vestas looks forward to further accelerating the reduction in the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of floating offshore wind.
The V164-10.0 MW turbines will be installed on Ideol’s foundation and will be located in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 18 km off the coast of Gruissan in the Aude region.
The combination of proven technologies such as Ideol’s patented Damping Pool foundation and MHI Vestas’ V164-10.0 MW turbine can potentially enable a quicker route to market for floating wind projects in Europe and Asia, where MHI Vestas deploys strong operational presences.
EolMed is scheduled for installation in 2023.