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The Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm comprising four floating wind turbines was selected as winner of the ADEME’s EOLFLO call for projects in 2016.

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After consulting with all stakeholders (local councillors, governmental departments, coastal workers, socio-professional and association representatives), the Conférence Régionale Mer et Littoral de Bretagne (Brittany’s Regional Sea & Coast Conference) and the ADEME selected the Groix & Belle-Île floating wind farm. The Groix & Belle-Île floating wind farm site emerged as the ideal sector in which to establish the pilot farm for the following reasons:

  • The sector is representative of sea conditions across most of the global floating wind turbine market.
  • Developing a project at the Groix & Belle-Île floating wind farm site is an opportunity to demonstrate the reliability of the technology used, and a chance to showcase French industrial expertise.
  • Existing infrastructures in western France capable of accommodating the site (Lorient for maintenance, Brest and Saint-Nazaire for construction and part assembly, etc.).
  • Renewable marine energy projects such as the Groix & Belle-Île and Saint-Brieuc floating wind farms will help secure Brittany’s electricity supplies.
  • The relative proximity to the coast due to maintenance requirements.

The site selected for the four wind turbines lies at the centre of a 17km²-sector, approved by the Conférence Régionale Mer et Littoral de Bretagne (Brittany’s Regional Sea & Coast Conference). This more restricted perimeter offers greater compatibility with sea uses and restricts impact on the marine environment.

The project in figures

Four 6 MW wind turbines

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Architecture of the floating
wind turbines

The wind turbine float developed by Naval Energies and VINCI Construction France comprises four cylindrical steel columns designed to ensure buoyancy for the concrete baseplate that stabilises the structure. This float is anchored to the seabed with six anchor lines to hold the wind turbine in place and prevent drifting. The wind turbine developed by GE RENEWABLE ENERGY has a capacity of 6 MW equivalent to the electricity needs of 5,000 households. Several technological innovations have been implemented to adapt the wind turbine to a floating environment.

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