Bourbon Subsea Services awarded by EOLMED an EPCI contract for one of the first floating wind pilot farm in the French Mediterranean Sea
BOURBON is proud to announce that it will contribute to the construction of the Eolmed project, a key pilot farm of 3 floaters each fitted with 10 MW turbines to be installed by mid-2024.
BOURBON’s scope of work will consist in the complete farm offshore installation, and includes the detailed design, procurement and fabrication of the floating electrical hub, the inter array cables, the anchoring and the mooring systems. Since 2011, BOURBON has installed most of the Floating Wind Turbine prototypes around the world (Portugal, France, Scotland, Norway…). The story continued with the first European pre-industrial floating wind farm (Windfloat Atlantic) completed in 2020 offshore Portugal, becoming one of the global leaders in floating offshore wind farms installation.
BOURBON will rely on its teams based in Marseilles, composed of highly qualified experts who have capitalized on all the projects already completed. BOURBON will also call on a solid network of local partners, which has been built up over more than 10 years, thus strengthening the expertise and industrial capacities of the Occitanie and PACA regions in the field of offshore wind energy.
“We are very happy of this partnership with Eolmed. Thanks to the effort of the team and the trust of the EolMed partners, we are on the path to initiate a great milestone for the development of floating wind in Europe. This award demonstrates also our capabilities to undertake wide EPCI offshore projects.” says Patrick Belenfant, CEO of Bourbon Subsea Services.