Monday, May 23 2022 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of May 16
Week of May 09
Week of May 02
Week of Apr 25
Week of Apr 18
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Ocean Winds Reaches Final Investment Decision on French EFGL Project

    January 28, 2022 - Gulf Oil & Gas


      Ocean Winds, an international offshore wind energy company created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE (50:50), and the “Banque des territoires”, as shareholders of the Eoliennes flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) project, have just reached the Final Investment Decision, committing to the construction. This major step will allow the signing of contracts with the main industrial and financial partners and the launch of the project’s actual implementation phase.

      Built in consultation with local stakeholders and respectful of the environment, the EFGL project is already a reference in terms of environmental studies and biodiversity watch and protection. It is characterized by innovative technological choices and inhibits Ocean Winds´ ambition to quickly position floating wind energy as a competitive source integrated into the French energy mix.

      “Thanks to the high-level teams working on the project, this FID marks a step closer in the construction of a pilot that will serve as a technological reference for the entire floating wind energy sector”, said Grzegorz Gorski, COO Ocean Winds. “As the third generation of the Principle Power Inc. floater technology – after WindFloat Atlantic (2MW) starting operation ten years ago and WindFloat Atlantic (25MW) from two years ago – the design of the EFGL floater holds significant improvements and new solutions. With such a long operational experience, it is now the most advanced floater technology and is ready for a full-scale commercial deployment.” In addition, he commented: “Ocean Winds with PPI technology is now the only continuation of the French pilot programme projects bidding in Bretagne Sud tender. The other technologies awarded are either discontinued or the awarded developers changed their bets.”

      The EFGL pilot project involves the construction and operation of three 10 MW floating wind turbines, more than 16 km offshore from Leucate (Aude) and Le Barcarès (Pyrénées-Orientales). By capturing the regular and sustained offshore winds, the turbines, the most powerful ever installed on a float, will cover the annual electricity needs of more than 50,000 coastal residents. The farm is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2023 and will operate for 20 years.


    Other Articles - International


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.