Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of ten international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project. The project includes the deployment of a full scale 6MW prototype at the Mistral test site in the French Mediterranean Sea in order to demonstrate the concept in operational conditions. A grant agreement is currently under negotiations with the European Commission and the project is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2022. The integrated system design, its manufacturing, assembly and installation procedures will be tested at a scale that is relevant for the upcoming commercial offshore wind farms, said the partners. Main objectives of the project are to demonstrate a competitive, sustainable and integrated floating offshore wind solution optimized for deep waters and to accelerate the industrial-scale deployment of floating offshore wind. The integrated solution relies on X1 Wind floating offshore wind technology, allowing for a lighter floater design and a reduced steel requirement.

Posted by Rafał Frączek at 2022-07-19 16:28:04 UTC