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Floatgen FOW demonstrator launched

The first floating offshore wind (FOW) turbine built in France was launched at Saint-Nazaire on 13 October just 15 months after construction began. The project, beginning with the turbine, tower and floating foundation, are being funded by the European Commission. This coming winter, the demonstrator will be towed to the SEM-REV test site off Le Croisic between Nantes and Lorient in Brittany. There, it will then be connected to the French power grid for a two-year test period to validate the design concept and technologies and measure performance under real-world conditions.