Euroports, Port-La Nouvelle ink logistical support deal for floating OWF project
Euroports, operator of the terminal dedicated to Renewable Marine Energies (MRE) in Port-La Nouvelle, and the company Les éoliennes flottantes du golfe du Lion (LEFGL), signed a deal to create a wind farm pre-assembly site. It is the first support agreement for floating wind turbines in the Port-La Nouvelle.
The deal will support the development of the EFGL project, a pilot farm being carried out by the company LEFGL, which is responsible for its installation and operation. It was selected following a call for projects by ADEME and supported by the Investissements d’Avenir programme.
EFGL pilot project is to build and operate three 10 MW floating wind turbines, at more than 16 km off the coast of Leucate (Aude, 11) and Le Barcarès (Pyrénées-Orientales, 66).
Euroports will assume the logistical support in the port area of the installation phase, including the assembly of the wind turbines on the floats.
An extension is planned for 2026 to extend the terminal, provide it with a new “heavy quay” and enable it to position itself in the overall support of the sector.
For SEMOP Port-La Nouvelle, this is a strong indication of the Port-La-Nouvelle’s positioning in the field of floating wind energy.
LEFGL brings together the complementary skills of Ocean Winds, a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind energy, created and owned by EDP Renewables and ENGIE (50:50), and the Banque des Territoires.