Offshore wind farms: Bureau Veritas will provide its expertise to EolMed project
Bureau Veritas has been awarded project certification for EolMed, an offshore wind farm project developed by Qair and involving Total, Ideol and Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Gruissan in the Aude region, EolMed is one of four floating pilot farms under development in France.
It will consist of three wind turbines which will have a total capacity of 30MW and will be able to meet the energy needs of 50,000 people. The wind turbines will be installed on floating foundations more than 18 km from the shore and anchored at an average depth of 60 meters.
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore division will provide technical expertise and assessment of the floating foundations, their mooring system and the dynamic sections of the inter array cables.
Matthieu de Tugny, Executive Vice President Marine & Offshore at Bureau Veritas, commented: “Being the trusted certification partner for the EolMed project is an opportunity to validate floating foundation technology. The floating wind farm sector is fast-transitioning, from prototypes to pilot farms and, ultimately, commercialisation. This is an exciting time for the offshore wind market. Bureau Veritas is well positioned to support wind farm initiatives and provide confidence in both fixed and floating wind energy.”
Bureau Veritas has been active for more than 15 years in offshore marine renewables and over 20 years in the offshore wind industry.