Wind Energy – Floating Wind
Maersk Supply Service has been contracted for the transport and installation of three 10mw wind turbines at the EFGL (eoliennes flottantes du golfe du lion) wind farm, a pilot floating offshore wind project France.
Awarded by EPCI contractor Eiffage Métal, MMS scope of work includes the engineering, transport, delivery to site and offshore installation of the floating wind turbines, as well as the procurement and installation of the mooring systems.
The EFGL wind farm is located in the French Mediterranean Sea, 16km off the coast of Leucate in the Gulf of Lion natural marine park in, 70m WD, one of the windiest areas offshore France. The wind farm has been developed by Ocean Winds (JV EDPR/ENGIE) and La Banque des Territoires, groupe Caisse des Dépôts and will eventually power 50,000 homes and businesses. The three turbines will be installed on 3rd-gen semi-submersible WindFloat units designed by Principle Power.
The project is expected to run for a duration of 18 months, with the offshore operations scheduled to take place in Q4 2023. The offshore element will involve two deep-water anchor handlers from Maersk Supply Service’s own fleet, a T-class and an M-class vessel.