BW Ideol finds partner to bid in 270-MW floating with tender off France
Floatgen. Source: Twitter, @IdeolOffshore
French floating foundations specialist BW Ideol has entered a partnership with an unnamed power utility to jointly bid in a tender for up to 270 MW of floating offshore wind capacity in France.
The company said in its first-quarter financial report last week that a partnership has been formalised with “an undisclosed leading utility.” Under the plan, the duo will submit a joint proposal in the competition for floating wind projects south of the Brittany coast, which will be open through July 1.
The scope of the tender, which was launched at the end of April, covers the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm with a power generation capacity of between 230 MW and 270 MW. The power plant will be installed in an area between the islands of Belle-Ile and Ile de Groix.
Ideol is the owner of Floatgen, a 2-MW wind turbine demonstrator that is France's first and only offshore wind turbine. The platform, floating off the coast of western France, produced 6.8 GWh of electricity in 2020.
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