Moorings installed for first floating wind turbine in France

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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