FLOATGEN

FLOATGEN
Project

FLOATGEN

The largest demonstration project of Wind marina in Europe

ZABALA colaborates with the FLOATGEN project funded by the European Commission. This initiative demonstrates the viability of the technology offshore floating in deep water for its application for the first time in sea areas of Southern Europe

18
M €, is the total budget of the project. 10M € are financed by the EC
7
partners with a major industrial weight, France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom
5
years to develop the project from 2013 to 2018
33
meters and 22 kilometers are respectively the water depth and distance from shore

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Project: 
FLOATGEN
Programme: 
7 FP
Period: 
2013-2018
Sector: 
Renewable energy
01
The Challenge: 

The main objectives of Floatgen are: proving  the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of an EU technology floating system in deep waters, bringing wind energy applications closer to market in diverse European deep offshore areas and assessing the expected global generation cost per MWh in a 15-year perspective.

02
Solutions: 

IDEOL is the leader of the consortium and will design the demonstrator based on its floating supply the technology and 2 MW wind turbine. It will be installed in the test area of SEMREV, owned by ECOLE CENTRAL DE NANTES and located 12 nautical miles from the French Atlantic coast. Bouygues Travaux Publics is responsible for the construction of the floating platform, while the University of Stuttgart will contribute simulations loads. RSK will analyze the environmental impact and ZABALA is responsible for the financial and administrative management. Fraunhofer-IWES will conducted a comparative analysis of the proposed system and other floating FLOATGEN solutions.

03
Impacts: 

FLOATGEN will be the first offshore wind turbine in France and the first example of floating offshore wind farms to be installed in the coming years in deep waters of the Atlantic. This system will be able to confirm the excellent performance of the floating solution under real conditions and provide a starting point for implementation in serie production.

CcorreiaEu
"The floating offshore wind energy combines cost competitiveness with local resources of high added value"
Camino Correia
European projects Manager