2021-12-04
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/38227-windeurope-france-big-scale-floating-auction-size-mediterranean-sea-technology-commercial-giles-dickson-climate-change-offshore-wind-farm

France: auction for first commercial-sized floating wind farm closed

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The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW.

Official Press Release WindEurope:

Big-scale floating wind is kicking off in France

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Big-scale floating wind is kicking off in France

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in the in the Mediterranean Sea which also has good conditions for floating wind.

This auction is a big step in the upscaling and commercialisation of floating wind technology. Commercialisation will bring down costs for floating wind as it has done for other technologies. The auction has a cap price of €120/MWh and the winning price is expected to be under €100/MWh – much lower than previous test projects for floating offshore wind. The... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

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WindEurope, France, big scale, floating, auction, size, Mediterranean Sea, technology, commercial, Giles Dickson, climate change, offshore, wind farm







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