The mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France for Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), as part of the European project FLOATGEN, was completed at the SEM-REV experimental test site, off Le Croisic.
FLOATGEN is a wind turbine with concrete float designed by Ideol and currently under construction at Saint-Nazaire port by Bouygues Travaux Publics. Its installation is scheduled for the end of 2017 on the SEM-REV site.
The innovative mooring system, which uses synthetic mooring lines, was designed and developed by Ideol. A Bourbon anchor handling tug supply vessel with a work ROV, were required for the installation, which involved high tensions.
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