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Paris, January 18, 2011

Technip launches Vertiwind floating wind turbine project

Technip, in association with Nénuphar, Converteam and EDF Energies nouvelles is launching the Vertiwind project to test a pre-industrial prototype of a vertical-axis offshore floating wind turbine. The partners of the project are Seal Engineering, ISITV, IFP Energies nouvelles, Arts et Métiers, Bureau Veritas, Oceanide.

Free of the constraints related to the foundations of fixed wind turbines, the Vertiwind concept opens new perspectives for wind farms offshore numerous countries notably in the Mediterranean basin, in Europe and the United States.

Technip is responsible for the design of the floater, mooring system, dynamic electrical connection cable, turbine integration as well as on-site installation.

The Vertiwind project has been labelled by the Sea Cluster of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. It is among the first beneficiaries of the program "Investing for the Future", a component of the "Grand Emprunt", sponsored by the French Prime Minister through the French Environment and Energy Management Agency.

Technip continues to contribute to the development of a new and innovative industry and confirms its role as a major player in floating offshore wind turbines after the successful design, fabrication and installation of Hywind, the first industrial size floating wind turbine, for Statoil in Norway.

 

 

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