2024-05-25
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/43091-floatgen-bw-ideol-capacity-factor-demonstrator-france-turbine-floating-offshore

BW Ideol's Floatgen achieves continuous capacity factor of nearly 60%

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The Floatgen demonstrator showed a capacity factor of nearly 60% over the last three months and a production of 25GWh since its 2018 commissioning.

Official Press Release BW Ideol:

Floatgen achieves continuous capacity factor of nearly 60%

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Floatgen achieves continuous capacity factor of nearly 60%

BW Ideol is pleased to announce continuously strong operational results from its 5-year-old Floatgen demonstrator, showing a capacity factor of nearly 60% over the last three months and a production of 25GWh since its 2018 commissioning.

France’s first and only floating wind turbine continues to prove its reliable performance capabilities and delivered an average capacity factor of 59.2% over a 3-month period ranging from November 2022 to January 2023. The 25 GWh-milestone was reached just after the major Atlantic storm Gerard in late January. The Floatgen turbine, mounted on BW Ideol’s patented Damping Pool® foundation, handled wind speeds up to 37.30 metres per second (equivalent to 134 km/h) and up to 5.5 metres of significant wave height (equivalent to... ... More: Official Press Release BW Ideol

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Floatgen, BW Ideol, capacity factor, demonstrator, France, turbine, floating, offshore







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