French floating project components arrive at Marseille Fos

Components which will form part of the foundation for the Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind farm foundations have arrived at the Eiffage Métal yard at the Port of Marseille Fos. Three or four shipments should follow by the end of the year to prepare for the installation of the floating offshore wind farm.

Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project will be built off the Mediterranean coast in 2022. The project is located approximately 40 km west from Marseille, at the entry of the Gulf of Fos, 16 km from the Napoleon beach car park, at Port Saint Louis du Rhône. It is being developed by EDF Energies Nouvelles with project partners Enbridge and Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE)

It will feature three Siemens-Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines mounted on SBM Offshore floating foundations. The project will then be connected to the public electricity transmission grid via a 19 km submarine cable and a 9 km underground cable by RTE.

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