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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.
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.
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.