Maersk Supply Service awarded transport & installation contract for EFGL OWF
Maersk Supply Service (MSS) was contracted by EPCI contractor Eiffage Métal to transport and install three 10MW Vestas V164 wind turbines at the Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) offshore wind farm (OWF).
Maersk Supply Service’s scope of work will include engineering, transport, delivery to the site and offshore installation of the floating wind turbines. Secondly, it will include the procurement and installation of the mooring systems. Thirdly, the offshore element will involve two deep-water anchor handlers, a T-class and an M-class vessel, from the MSS fleet.
This pilot 30 MW floating wind project offshore France will be located 16 kilometres from the coast of Leucate and Le Barcares in the French Mediterranean, in water depths of 70 to 100 metres. Located in the Natural Marine Park of the Gulf of Lion which is also one of the windiest areas off France’s coast. The three turbines will be installed on third-generation semi-submersible WindFloat® units designed by Principle Power.
The OWF should supply electricity for over 50,000 homes and businesses when completed in 2023. The project is financed by ADEME, European Investment Bank and sponsored by Ocean Winds, and Banque des Territoires.
Oliver Trouvé, Head of Integrated Solutions at Maersk Supply Service, stated: “Maersk Supply Service is pursuing a clear strategy to diversify into offshore renewables, using our project management capabilities and offshore expertise to support the development and accelerate the growth of the floating wind sector. We are therefore very proud to be awarded this contract for the EFGL project on behalf of Eiffage.”
Jonas Munch Agerskov, Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Supply Service, said: “This is a significant contract for Maersk Supply Service. The floating wind industry will play an important role in the offshore energy transition and we are keen to do our part to help harness the potential of this sector.”