A BRETON INDUSTRIAL SECTOR BACKED BY MAJOR GROUPS
The Groix & Belle-Ile floating wind farm will be developed, built and run by the ‘Ferme éolienne flottante de Groix & Belle-Ile’ company, fully owned by EOLFI OFFSHORE France, a joint enterprise from CGN Europe Energy (the European subsidiary of the Chinese energy operator) and EOLFI. EOLFI is an SME that has been specialising in floating wind turbines since 2012 and has developed a series of floating wind farms around the world. The wind turbine nacelles will be built by the GE RENEWABLE ENERGY factory in Saint-Nazaire. The floats will be built and assembled by Naval Energies and VINCI Construction France in Brest’s port using existing infrastructure or facilities in construction. The turbines and floats will be assembled in Brest before being towed to the Groix set-up site. RTE, France’s transmission system operator, will handle connecting the offshore pilot farm to the onshore electricity grid.
RENEWABLE MARINE ENERGY TO CONTRIBUTE TO BRITTANY’S ELECTRICITY PACT
To consolidate Brittany’s power supply, RTE is setting up an electrical connection between Saint-Brieuc and Lorient. The two offshore wind farms located on either side of this connection – the Saint-Brieuc wind turbine site and the Groix & Belle-Île floating wind farm – will also contribute to consolidating this supply.
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