France’s first offshore wind turbine now online


The connection of the electricity export cable and a final series of tests carried out in recent days enabled the Floatgen wind turbine, which is installed 22 kilometres off Le Crosic (Loire-Atlantique), to become fully operational on Tuesday, September 18.

This wind turbine is the first operational unit of the floating foundation concept patented by Ideol and built in concrete by Bouygues Travaux Publics.

For Centrale Nantes, this is the first production tool and the first injection of electricity into its export cable at its SEM-REV test site dedicated to marine renewable energies (third installation after tests on acoustic sensors and cable weights).

With its connection to the grid, SEM-REV will enable the wind turbine to supply electricity to 5,000 inhabitants.

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