The French Directorate-General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) announced the pre-selection of a consortium of Total Energies, Corio Generation and Qair to participate in an open tender for the development of two floating wind farm projects in the Mediterranean Sea, the press service of Total Energies reported.
Two power plants with a capacity of about 250 MW each can provide clean energy to meet the needs of almost a million people a year. France will generate 40 GW of offshore wind energy by 2050.
The members of the consortium have knowledge and experience in the offshore wind energy sector. Energy company Total Energies has offshore operations and maintenance experience and is developing offshore wind projects with a total capacity of more than 11 GW, including floating facilities with a capacity of more than 2 GW in France, the UK and South Korea.
Corio Generation, a developer in the offshore wind industry, is also developing projects with a total capacity of 20 GW, including a 2.5 GW wind platform project. Qair, a European renewable energy producer, was one of the first companies in France to start developing wind turbine projects. Manages assets with a capacity of 1 GW.
Previously, the three members of the consortium have collaborated on the following projects: a 250 MW floating wind farm in the French region of South Brittany (Qair, Total Energies and Corio Generation); the 30 MW Eolmed floating offshore wind power pilot project in France (Qair and Total Energies); floating wind power of more than 2 GW in South Korea (Corio and Total Energies); a 2 GW wind farm west of Orkney in Scotland (Corio and Total Energies); the 1.5 GW Outer Dowsing offshore wind farm in the UK.
Total Energies is currently developing a portfolio of offshore wind projects with a total capacity of over 11 GW. Of these wind farms, three quarters are stationary and one quarter are floating. Offshore wind projects are located in the UK (Seagreen project, Outer Dowsing, Erebus, Valorous and west of Orkney), South Korea (Bada project), Taiwan (Yunlin project), France (Eolmed project) and US (New York Bight project, North Carolina project).
The company has also received the right to participate in tenders in the US, UK, France and the Netherlands, and plans to participate in tenders in Norway and Poland.
Total Energies is the third largest LNG company in the world, controls about 10% of the global market share. By 2025, the company plans to reach production of almost 50 million tons per year thanks to stakes in liquefaction plants located in all key regions of the world.